Most people just use a fishing reel to fish. That gets old after a while, as do most other things. What happens when you want to add a bit of variety to your fishing trip? You may not know this but there are an increasing number of people that are beginning to use bows to fish. More specifically, crossbows. It used to be that you had to have a pistol permit to use a crossbow in this matter in a few states, but that is beginning to be repealed… so why not give it a shot?
First of all, take a look at the crossbow comparison guides out there. They will go into the specifics of the crossbow options you have available to you. Certain ones will be better than others for this specific need. The first thing you will need to look at is the size of fish that you are going to be going after. The larger the fish, then the more powerful the bow you will need. The bolts that you will be using will also be heavier than the arrows that you find in the other archery types. Moving through the water isn’t as feasible with a lighter arrow, so you need to make up for this with a heavier bolt. The weight will help it to not curve when travelling underwater.
You also need a specialty line to attach the he bolt. Getting a hit is pointless if it just sinks. You need a line attached to the bolt like a regular reel so you can actually grab whatever you hit. They are attached to the end of the bolt, usually in a hole, for easy access and attachment. There really isn’t too much more to say other than give it a try. It is definitely a new challenge for any fisher out there looking for trout, and for any other fish for that matter. I hope this article has put crossbow fishing to the top of your list of things to try!