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Well...We couldn't wait and went a little "early" this year.  I'd say...timing was spot on [smile] 
The fish were positioning for their reproductive endeavors and us/we fisherman/bowhunters were the benefactors [smile]  

Nature offered up her beauty for those with eyes to see....and for even those not deserving...she was gracious and let us take away lovely memories and "token meat" to link us to her circle of life.  

We left tired, happy, and thankful!!!
 


 

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Nice Gar Kevin!  Where were y'all?
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outstanding. Said it before and I'll say it again I'll probably take good bow fishin over deer hunting any day.

there's just something about sloshing along the banks or floating around in a canoe shooting fish

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I hear you on that Brian!! [smile]

Thanks Rob!!....I'll email you next time if you want to joint us....though it may be last minute like this deal.....
We were over at Granger.  Went in near "The Steps". 

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Well.....I finally got back out for a little more fish fun.  A compound buddy of mine joined me on his first bowfishing outing.  He is now hooked and is seriously looking to purchase a recurve for bowfishing.  Yesterday he used "Fred" my go-to rig while I tried out my new Strickland Stick.  The much needed rains that we've been receiving had the river up a little and very murky.  You can't shoot what you can't see so there wasn't a lot of fish-taking....but we did take away memories of a great day enjoying Nature's Beauty [smile]

New bowfisherman scanning for possible game....


Old bowfisherman with the first two fish unlucky enough to wander out of the murky depths....


The Stick proved tough enough for fishing and a pleasure to shoot [smile]


Some of Nature's Beauty [smile]

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Looks like a great day Kevin!  Thanks for the invite, wish I hadn't had to work, but y'all did well for the conditions.
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Hopefully, you'll be less responsible next time Rob and join us [smile] LOL!!!
Evidently Bisch was up the night before bowfishing on Lake Granbury.  He couldn't make it either. 

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That's where I used to live, and was up there last week picking up my daughter.  Never seen that lake that low, but they obviously found some water cuz Bisch texted me a pic himself with a nice sized Gar.
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Well we went again yesterday morning.  I used 'Ol Fred while my buddy used what was formerly "my new Strickland Stick" LOL!!!
He got his first two "trad" kills.  First a carp...followed by a dandy of a nice longnose gar!!!! 


I lucked into a couple of gar for the fryer myself...

I think my buddy's face says it all.....but I will add that since last Sunday he's ordered his own recurve and took possession of "my" Stick longbow......his compound may be getting jealous!! LOL!!!

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Cool!  Glad the water's clearing up and y'all are getting more action.  Keep after 'em Kevin!
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A few of the dishes that we did....

Leftover fried gar with Asian Hot garlic gar and steamed rice

Fried gar with sides

My buddy's gar patties
Yum!!!

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 Congratulations on bringing your buddy into the world of stickbows! Looks like you guys had a great time out hunting fish! Bow hunting for fish is my favorite summer activity. I hate calling it bowfishing because you are actually hunting and there is nothing about it that resembles fishing other than a string.

  Those dishes of fried gar look absolutely delicious!! 

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Thanks Tim!!
You are right regarding the "hunting" aspect.  The way that we were doing it... is just like still-hunting and stalking.  My buddy confided that he was surprised that he felt "buck" fever when in range of a fish.  I just agreed and said that I got excited each time I decided to loose an arrow at a fish.  Unlike most other "hunting" you get more chances at your quarry [smile] 
BTW....I highly recommend gar...especially fried...but then what doesn't taste good fried [smile] ?? LOL!!  ...but don't eat their eggs or row....it is supposed to be toxic to humans.   

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Nice harvest pic ! Great looking meals too . That gar is the perfect size too ! Very happy for ya .
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