Do you aim high or low when bowfishing?

You always want to aim below the fish because the refraction of light makes the fish appear closer to the surface than they are. The distance that you aim depends on how far away you are from the fish, and how deep the fish is in the water.

How low do you aim when bowfishing?

In bowfishing, you want to hit the fish in its thickest part so the arrow securely anchors. But you can’t aim directly at the fish. Light refraction in the water distorts what you see, meaning the deeper the fish, the lower you must aim. A good rule is to aim 3 inches lower for every foot of depth.

What is the best bowfishing arrow made of?


Best Bowfishing Arrow Shaft: fiberglass-stainless steel combination shaft. Affordable, high strength arrow shaft that is made to last.

What kind of arrows do you use for bowfishing?

Bowfishing arrows are made of fiberglass, and much heavier than your standard carbon arrow. They are designed to penetrate water and hit hard. All bowfishing arrows will come pre-drilled for a safety slide. If you are shooting a bottle-style reel, safety slides are something that you should definitely be using.

Does draw length matter for bowfishing?

The shorter the arrow, the stiffer the spine. Now most people don’t have a 31” or 32” draw length so there’s no problem in cutting off some of the arrow and still having enough that you don’t risk over drawing your bow and having the arrow come off the shelf. 4. Select a bowfishing head that is lighter in weight.

How do you improve bowfishing accuracy?

Increase Your Bowfishing Accuracy – YouTube

How many grains is a bowfishing arrow?

Complete fiberglass arrows average 1,400-1,500 grains. They generally spine best from 45- to 50-pound bows. They average around $14, complete with tip.

Are carbon arrows better than fiberglass?

The rigid structure of fiberglass shafts actually makes them more brittle compared to their wood, aluminum, and carbon counterparts. This brittle nature causes fiberglass arrows to be prone to splintering, which can be dangerous for archers—especially youth and beginners.

Can you use regular arrows for bowfishing?

More than likely you will need a bowfishing specific rest. Since bow fishing arrows are so much heavier than regular arrows and have a string attached to them you will more than likely need a different rest then your regular archery rest.

What is the Bowsight aiming method?

With bow sights, you line up the appropriate sight pin on the target. With instinctive aiming, you simply look at the intended target with both eyes open and release.

Will a whisker biscuit work for bowfishing?

Effective. Incredibly effective, the Trophy Ridge Bowfishing whisker biscuit makes bow hunting so much easier.

Will any bow work for bowfishing?

Nearly any bow can be adapted to work for bowfishing. Adjustable compound hunting bows, long bows, recurves and even crossbows can all be converted for bowfishing using a few tools and some inexpensive equipment. As long as you can attach a reel for the arrow, any bow with a 30-40 pound draw weight works great.

What happens if your arrows are too lightly or heavily spine for your bow?

If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy. (It’s better to err on the stiff, or too heavily spined, side.) Arrow manufacturers publish selection charts that match bow weights to proper arrow spine.

Do carbon arrows fly faster than aluminum?

Carbon doesn’t bend like aluminum, so straightness issues are not a problem.

Carbon Hunting Arrows.

Pros Cons
Less wind drift Velocity accelerates quickly, but also sheds quickly
“Flatter” shooting Costs more than aluminum

How long do carbon arrows last?

There is no ‘shelf life’ on carbon arrows. Inspect them for damage and retire them when they show cracks, etc. I have some carbon arrows that I have been shooting for 8 years, some of them have killed more than one elk. They still all group well…

Do bowfishing arrows need feathers?

Unlike the bow, you will need special arrows for bowfishing. Bowfishing arrows must be dense enough to travel through water, so they’re made from heavier materials. They also lack fletching (the vanes or feathers at the end of archery arrows) and instead have a point to attach the line, like a slide or other mechanism.

How long does it take to sight in a bow?

Depending on your skill level and experience, sighting in a bow with a new sight can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Shooting a bow accurately is an impressive skill to have.

How do you practice bowfishing?

bowfishing practice – YouTube

Can you turn a regular bow into a bowfishing bow?

Relatively any bow whether it is a compound or a recurve can be converted into a bowfishing bow simply by purchasing the correct accessories. First, assess the bow that you plan on using to bowfish. Many people use an old hunting bow, or an affordable bow they bought second hand.

How do I know if my arrow spine is too weak?

If the arrow’s spine is too weak or too stiff, the arrow will not correct itself as soon as it should while in flight. If that arrow is weak and continues to flex (has a low spine rating), it’s going to veer off target. Likewise, if the arrow is unforgivingly stiff, it also won’t follow the path the archer intends.

What happens if an arrow is Underspined?

Registered. A severly underspined arrow will be erratic, and possibly be dangerous to the shooter, breaking.

Are wooden arrows any good?

Wood can warp, it’s less consistent than other arrow materials, and it isn’t as durable as carbon or aluminum. But the traditional feel and look of wooden arrows outweighs the negatives for some archers. If you’re a purist or just want to step back in time, give wooden arrows a try.

Are carbon or fiberglass arrows better?

Both types of arrows prove themselves in archery due to their high stability and durability. They do not bend even when they hit hard targets. However, fiberglass arrows have some disadvantages compared to carbon arrows, which could lead to difficulties, especially over long distances.

Are aluminum arrows better than carbon?

Aluminum arrows are as straight and consistent as carbon arrows, but cost less. Their biggest negative is that they aren’t as durable as carbon. Aluminum can bend from hard impacts or mishandling, but if you’re on a tight budget and take care of your arrows, aluminum is a great option.

Why do you flex carbon arrows?

Simply flex your arrows before shooting to be sure that your arrow is not damaged. If there is damage, you will see the carbon separate or the shaft will break. That way, you’ll keep shooting safe and straight.