Shot some bigheads!Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 30-Apr-16
Mark Watkins 01-May-16
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.
One of the better ones I shot on the day.
Nice one Harlin!
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
Wow! I still can't get over that bighead fish fry at your convevention. Great job!!
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.
Holy cow, those are some monsters Beav!
Are Bigheads & Asian carp the same species?
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.
Awesome bowfishing kills rt there!!!
From: Mark Watkins
Congrats to you and your son Beav!!! Those big heads are HUGE!!!