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Shot some bigheads!
Bowfishing
Contributors to this thread:
Beav 30-Apr-16
Beav 30-Apr-16
Shiras 30-Apr-16
drycreek 30-Apr-16
Pat Lefemine 30-Apr-16
Beav 30-Apr-16
t-roy 30-Apr-16
Huntcell 30-Apr-16
trkyslr 30-Apr-16
Mark Watkins 01-May-16
From: Beav
30-Apr-16

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Made my first trip of the year for bigheads. Ended up with a nice mess of fillets and my son arrowed a 50" one of biggest ever.

From: Beav
30-Apr-16

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Beav's embedded Photo
One of the better ones I shot on the day.

From: Shiras
30-Apr-16
Nice one Harlin!

From: drycreek
30-Apr-16
Man, those are some whoppers ! " Bigheads " is a term I'm not familiar with, so exactly what kind of fish is that ?

From: Pat Lefemine
30-Apr-16
Wow! I still can't get over that bighead fish fry at your convevention. Great job!!

From: Beav
30-Apr-16
THey are an asian carp. They are a sub-species to the silver carp. Good eating just takes a while to clean with the bones.

From: t-roy
30-Apr-16
Holy cow, those are some monsters Beav!

Are Bigheads & Asian carp the same species?

From: Huntcell
30-Apr-16

Huntcell 's Link
Taken form wikipedia: Although bighead carp reach large size, they are difficult to capture with a rod and reel because of their filter-feeding habits. They may be captured by the "suspension method" used to catch silver carp, or where legal, by snagging them by jerking a weighted treble hook through the water. Bighead carp cannot be shot from the air like silver carp, because, unlike the silver carp, they do not jump from the water in response to moving boats. However, they often feed near the surface, where they can be shot by bowfishers, for whom they are popular target.

From: trkyslr
30-Apr-16
Awesome bowfishing kills rt there!!!

From: Mark Watkins
01-May-16
Congrats to you and your son Beav!!! Those big heads are HUGE!!!

Mark

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