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Old 03-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Thumbs up **Bowfishing** Our attempt at breaking records!!!! Huge fish pics

Hit the water after work with "Rocky" in hopes of regaining Lake Fork records in Carp and Buffalo.

It started off UNREAL, all that was required was for you to hit the water and you were ALMOST certain a LARGE fish!!!!

Less than an hour in we had 35 carp all over 20# biggest 27, but we seemed to be a hair late. They were still spawning but the monster 30+ lbs were not seen and we pulled out looking for Buffalo..............and boy did we find them!!!!!!!!
We started shooting at ONLT the ones that would weigh over 35lbs.........well once we hit 75 total, we started getting picky and TIRED and bumped up to going for 50#ers.................then it got to the point were if we didn't feel it could set a new lake record we didn't even shoot at it. I cant even guess how many thousand fish we seen today, it was truely UNREAL BOWFISHING



We fished 3 hrs, with 2 shooters and had 103 fish with an average OVER 30lbs My boat is a total mess but worth it (I think)
"Rocky" just missed lake record, but still biggest on my boat, (and biggest shot by bow on lake)

Rockys weight: 59#
Mine pictured were 52# and 46#
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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Dang!!!!!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:29 PM   #4
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nice boofalo
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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Dang nice for sure! I had no idea those buffalo fish got that big!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:44 PM   #7
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:53 PM   #8
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Just got a pic from a friend of mine from yesterday....he shot the new state record alligator gar for the Brazos River.....169 3/4 lbs 7' 4 1/2".
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:05 AM   #9
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Man that sure sounds like fun!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:17 AM   #10
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I need pictures of the bottom of the boat to see if it is as bad as mine was when we shot 75 or so buffalo at gibbons
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:33 AM   #11
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Outstanding!!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:38 AM   #12
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I'm tired of seeing other peoples pics! I'm going to try and get my rig set-up in the next couple days and go hit the lake myself...

BTW, nice fish!!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:29 AM   #13
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Just got a pic from a friend of mine from yesterday....he shot the new state record alligator gar for the Brazos River.....169 3/4 lbs 7' 4 1/2".


Pics or it did not happen
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:36 AM   #14
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Just got a pic from a friend of mine from yesterday....he shot the new state record alligator gar for the Brazos River.....169 3/4 lbs 7' 4 1/2".
I'm not trying to call you out brother but 169 3/4lbs is a long ways from the state record gator gar. Maybe the river record?

That's a heck of a haul LF!!! All this new water and the spawn has'm right up there in the shallows huh
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #15
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I'm not trying to call you out brother but 169 3/4lbs is a long ways from the state record gator gar. Maybe the river record?

That's a heck of a haul LF!!! All this new water and the spawn has'm right up there in the shallows huh
It is the Perfect Storm!!!

These carp will be here a while, but the buffalo spawn usually only last a few days...they might be gone today, but I'll have to try once more anyway.

My body this morning is in a full cramp. My arms are twitching and legs feel like I did squats all day. Its so fun while your doing it you dont think that your doing 35-45lbs dead lifts all day.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #16
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Here's a pic of the gar....and if you read carefully what I typed you will see that it says for the BRAZOS RIVER.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:34 AM   #17
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awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #18
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #19
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #20
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #21
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #22
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That looks like a ton of fun! Congrats!
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:56 AM   #23
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Nice fish.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #24
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Anyone do any bow fishing in Harris county or surrounding county?
Been wanting to give it a go. Just don't know where people go to do it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #25
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Just got a pic from a friend of mine from yesterday....he shot the new state record alligator gar for the Brazos River.....169 3/4 lbs 7' 4 1/2".
Not the state record. waterbody record. Been MANY larger than that taken in the state.

That was some awesome shooting guys! Way to go!
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:14 AM   #26
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Wow that's a heck of a trip. Congrats
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:14 AM   #27
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...and a good time was had by all (who actually got to go bowfishing this weekend... myself NOT included
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #28
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Look like way too much fun!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #29
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Anyone do any bow fishing in Harris county or surrounding county?
Been wanting to give it a go. Just don't know where people go to do it.
every weekend on the trinity !!! 6ft or bigger garanteed
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #30
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Not the state record. waterbody record. Been MANY larger than that taken in the state.

That was some awesome shooting guys! Way to go!
Reread what he wrote.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #31
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Anyone do any bow fishing in Harris county or surrounding county?
Been wanting to give it a go. Just don't know where people go to do it.
Sheldon lake there in chanellview is a good spot for grass carp and there are a few 6fters in ther and a crap load of gator but thety wont bother you ..
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #32
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...and a good time was had by all (who actually got to go bowfishing this weekend... myself NOT included
hit me up one weekend your off we are on the trinity all the time and also a few other secret public locations that are full of fish . im sure we could squeeze ya in the boat as long as you dont mind a couple rednecks GITTIN ER DONE..
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #33
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Wow!!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #34
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I had the world record for a few years , 8 ft 4 1/2 inches 230 lbs taken on the Brazos.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:10 PM   #35
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Nice Low Fence!
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #36
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Nice, I didn't know fresh water fish got that big! I had never been fresh water fishing before I came to Texas. It's a lot less expensive than my usual offshore "excursions". Still haven't gone bow fishing, but now I am convinced I should give it a go!
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #37
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Thats awesome!
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #38
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #39
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Will post and load pics tonight. We took back the RECORD SPOTTED GAR for Lake Fork. Not sure where it stands statewide yet.

11.20 lbs

this was one of the 109 we shot in 4 hrs Sunday afternoon....that were part of the 212 we shot this weekend in 7 hrs of shooting. I'M WORE OUT!!!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:36 PM   #40
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crud.... yall really know how to bowfish succesfully.... incredible
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #41
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Those are some monster fish, congrats!
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #42
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[quote=TxBrokenTine;5079495]Just got a pic from a friend of mine from yesterday....he shot the new state record alligator gar for the Brazos River.....169 3/4 lbs 7' 4 1/2".[/QUOTE]

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I'm not trying to call you out brother but 169 3/4lbs is a long ways from the state record gator gar. Maybe the river record?

That's a heck of a haul LF!!! All this new water and the spawn has'm right up there in the shallows huh
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Here's a pic of the gar....and if you read carefully what I typed you will see that it says for the BRAZOS RIVER.
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Reread what he wrote.
Maybe you should reread it. He may have a pending new Brazos River Waterbody Record alligator gar taken by bow and arrow but that is not a state record. The alligator gar all-tackle record for the same body of water is 190 lbs caught in 1995. The state record here for alligator gar is listed as 290 lbs by bow and arrow, 279 lbs by rod and reel and 302 lbs by trotline.
I'm not knocking a 169 3/4 lb gar since that is a very nice fish and definately something to be proud of however a water body record and a state record are 2 completely different things.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #43
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Dang good haul there fellas.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #44
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We shot a 241lber today.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:00 AM   #45
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Unbelievable day for us, but I'm still rcovering from this butt-kicking.
These fish were strong.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:15 AM   #46
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