Summit Treestands
Bigheads!!
Bowfishing
Contributors to this thread:
Beav 01-Jun-15
Beav 01-Jun-15
Beav 01-Jun-15
Beav 01-Jun-15
otcWill 01-Jun-15
HUNT MAN 01-Jun-15
Reflex 01-Jun-15
Mark Watkins 01-Jun-15
KDC 02-Jun-15
Stinkbait1 02-Jun-15
Stinkbait1 02-Jun-15
Stinkbait1 02-Jun-15
Beav 02-Jun-15
QQ Archery 02-Jun-15
Surfbow 02-Jun-15
Beav 02-Jun-15
arlone 02-Jun-15
Pat Lefemine 05-Jun-15
Paul@thefort 05-Jun-15
Beav 08-Jun-15
Antler Reezen 28-Jun-15
Zbone 28-Jun-15
From: Beav
01-Jun-15

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We have been after the bigheads on the Missouri River and have had some great success. Great eating fish once you learn how to clean them.

From: Beav
01-Jun-15

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Beav's embedded Photo

From: Beav
01-Jun-15

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Beav's embedded Photo

From: Beav
01-Jun-15

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From: otcWill
01-Jun-15
Sweet! What do they weigh?

From: HUNT MAN
01-Jun-15
That's a hell of a fish. Wow. Congrats to you guys. Hunt

From: Reflex
01-Jun-15
Beav, do you take the "Y" bones out of the big ones? I tried doing that to some little guys and it was too much work. It's probably better to leave the bones in for the small ones.

From: Mark Watkins
01-Jun-15
Crazy stuff Beav! Keep the info/vids coming!

Mark

From: KDC
02-Jun-15

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Great job guys! They are definately a great fish to go after. Keep it up.

From: Stinkbait1
02-Jun-15
I never heard of anyone eating Bigheads. From the looks of that fillet the meat appears fairly white. Do they have much red meat on them? Taste wise, what would you compare them too?

From: Stinkbait1
02-Jun-15
One other question. Who is the best way to cook them?

From: Stinkbait1
02-Jun-15
Ooops, I meant How is the best way to cook?

From: Beav
02-Jun-15
Super white firm white. Hard to compare to anything. Very mild. We have grilled them, fried them and baked them. They do have red meat on them but our modified way of cleaning them is leaving the skin side on so don't have to deal with the red meat. Pain in the ass to clean because of the bones but once you get the method down it isn't bad. We brought home 125 lbs of boneless meat from our last trip. Biggest fish this year was about 60 lbs. The first two I posted here are upper 40's.

From: QQ Archery
02-Jun-15
holy cow batman them are some big fish ,how are you getting them ,i see red marks,from the arrow ? must be one heck of a fight ,very cool ,thanks for the pics.

From: Surfbow
02-Jun-15
Ever see the movie "Goonies"? That's al I think of when I see those big-head carp...

From: Beav
02-Jun-15
Big fight is right!

From: arlone
02-Jun-15
Those are some great fish. Used to shoot a lot of common carp, one of my favorite things to do when I was younger and had closer "carping spots".

From: Pat Lefemine
05-Jun-15
Very cool!

From: Paul@thefort
05-Jun-15
Is the process of shooting them much like carp in the shallows or do you seem them rolling in deeper water.

My best, Paul

From: Beav
08-Jun-15
Paul they are plankton eaters so they are usually out in deeper water in pools where plankton gathers. Usually are shot when they are near the surface feeding up stream. Super spooky fish. Usually shot by drifting even the trolling motor spooks them from 50 yards.

28-Jun-15

Antler Reezen's embedded Photo
Antler Reezen's embedded Photo
Nothing quite like shooting big heads!

From: Zbone
28-Jun-15
Way cool, but question - "modified way of cleaning them is leaving the skin side on so don't have to deal with the red meat"

So are you saying the red meat is next to the skin?

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