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Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 18-May-15
Pat Lefemine 18-May-15
wild1 18-May-15
Pat Lefemine 18-May-15
Pat Lefemine 18-May-15
Pat Lefemine 18-May-15
Charlie Rehor 18-May-15
Ace 18-May-15
Pat Lefemine 18-May-15
Pat Lefemine 18-May-15
Bowfreak 18-May-15
wild1 18-May-15
midwest 18-May-15
bb 18-May-15
Mark Watkins 18-May-15
dm/wolfskin 19-May-15
Beendare 19-May-15
bnt40 19-May-15
Bullhound 19-May-15
CAS_HNTR 19-May-15
CT bow junkie 19-May-15
Hollywood 19-May-15
QQ Archery 20-May-15
t-roy 23-May-15
Pat Lefemine 23-May-15
From: Pat Lefemine
18-May-15

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Took out my son, his girlfriend, and his girlfriend's father for a night of bowfishing and we hammered them. I usually play guide on these trips but by midnight my son's girlfriend was so worn out from shooting that I took 10 shots and killed 5 fish.

We had about 150 shots in 4 hours and boated around 30 fish. The dad shot a monster 40+ lb carp. Good times!

First pic is my son Pat with two 30+ fish.

From: Pat Lefemine
18-May-15

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His girlfriend Abby with her first, a nice fish in the high 20's.

From: wild1
18-May-15
Wow! Well done - so much fun! Post more pics if you're up to it.

From: Pat Lefemine
18-May-15

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Abby's dad with a giant 40+ river monster.

From: Pat Lefemine
18-May-15

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Here's a great pic of Abby and her dad.

From: Pat Lefemine
18-May-15

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Her dad shot a freak fish. We have only shot one fish like that several years ago and brought it to the CT biologist. He had to consult with a carp expert and it came back as a rare mutation in 1/10,000 carp. It has long flowing fins like a goldfish but it's not a goldfish. This is the 2nd one killed on my boat in 10 years.

18-May-15
Excellent! That is a fun hunt for sure!!!

From: Ace
18-May-15
Ah the irony of the IT guy/Site owner posting a sideways pic! Makes the rest of us feel a bit less foolish.

I better grab a screenshot before he fixes it.

That's a great night Pat, and I won't say a word about the posted weights of the fish. :-)

From: Pat Lefemine
18-May-15

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The shooting was so good that Abby got wore out and I took her spot during the last 30 mins. I shot at 10, hit 8 and boated 5. Not too bad.

From: Pat Lefemine
18-May-15
By the way - I owe all this fun to Mark Land from Muzzy. He introduced me to night bowfishing in 1999 and I have been bringing friends on my boat every year since. It's a great way to introduce non-hunters to shooting.

From: Bowfreak
18-May-15
I thought Mark McGwire was still working in some capacity with the Cardinals? I guess regardless of a hectic baseball schedule one is never too busy to find some quality bowfishing time. :)

From: wild1
18-May-15
Mark McGwire is the batting coach for the L.A. Dodgers, but apparently finds time to bowfish with Pat and friends.

From: midwest
18-May-15
Wow, those are some giants!

From: bb
18-May-15
He does resemble Mark McGuire.

From: Mark Watkins
18-May-15
What a night! Looks like a great place for a marriage proposal?!:)

Mark

From: dm/wolfskin
19-May-15
Mark Land will do that to people. Pat, what happen to your little boys?

From: Beendare
19-May-15
Wow some really nice fish

From: bnt40
19-May-15
Holy cow that 40 is a bigun.

From: Bullhound
19-May-15
yowzers! that looks like a blast.

From: CAS_HNTR
19-May-15
Looks like a great time Pat......still something I have never done! Need to get working on that!

19-May-15
Good times!!!!

From: Hollywood
19-May-15
Way to go guys! That's awesome!

From: QQ Archery
20-May-15
way cool folks ,looks like you taught them well pat ,thanks for the pics

22-May-15
Congratulations on all accounts! I love that mutant carp. And for Pat to have a girlfriend who likes bowfishing AND you want to be out on a boat with her dad all night....that's a good thing! :)

From: t-roy
23-May-15
Looks like a blast!

Curious to know if your son's girlfriend & her dad are newbies to archery or had they been exposed to it prior to this trip?

What do you do with the fish? Food plot fertilizer perhaps?

From: Pat Lefemine
23-May-15
Girlfriend is a killer fisherman and we're getting her into hunting. Her dad is a hunter but this was his first time Bowfishing.

We don't really do anything with the carp. I consider them swimming garbage.

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