Using a crossbow for hunting is always fun. Fishing is also a pleasurable activity but when combined with a crossbow, fun is multiplied. You can do fishing with a crossbow that is more fun and adventure. But like for every activity, you have to learn some basics. This article aims at explaining the basics of catching a fish with a crossbow. Fishing with a crossbow is also called bow-fishing. Let us proceed further.
Another interesting thing about bow-fishing I would like to mention here is that bolts for bow-fishing are not like normal bolts rather they are heavier, barbed, and can travel better under the water. Heavy bolts are good in penetrating the target when shot. Their barbed tips help them entangled into the body of the target because the body of the fish is slippery and they can easily slip out. The barbed tips just like in some marine animals are specialized to catch a fish. These bolts are easily available on online stores and local stores for fishing equipment.
You can catch fish in any water source. But experts recommend fishing first in the freshwater sources like ponds, rivers, and lakes. You can also fish in saltwater sources such as estuaries, bays, and beaches. Always do fishing in a shallow area where waters are clear and that are not deeper than 3-4 feet. Do not try to aim at fish in deeper water. Because the speed of bolts becomes slow due to the density of water and a bolt can change its trajectory in the relatively deeper layer.
For fishing, reels and reel mounts are used specifically to catch fish. The dacron line for most of the reels is 25 yards. Attach the reel to the crossbow correctly. Your reel must have a proper dacron line. You can place reel and rod apart if these are entangled or causing any sort of problem. You can seek the help of a companion to hold rod and reel for you when you point the crossbow.
Before going fishing with a crossbow, you have to make sure that you have the necessary equipment for it. The second thing is a practice like I always say that practice makes a man perfect. To enjoy more and have more fun, you should practice first to master this skill. Now, let me tell you the tips to catch a fish after you have all the equipment and you are prepared for this amazing activity.
You can fish anytime but the best time is during the day. Secondly, it depends on the choice of a specific fish. Sometimes, you want to catch a specific fish then you must have enough knowledge about it that when they are present in shallow waters. Most important are the laws that regulate fishing of different species. Get guide.
I have tried to cover important points about fishing with a crossbow. I hope that will be helpful for you in making your activity full of fun.