TROPHY MOUNTAIN BOWFISHING
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Bowfishing is a method of fishing that uses specialized archery
equipment to shoot and retrieve fish. Fish are shot with a barbed
arrow that is attached with special line to a reel mounted on the
bow. Some freshwater species commonly hunted include common
carp, grass carp, bighead carp, alligator gar, and paddlefish.
Knowing where to aim on a fish can be one of the most difficult
skills to master in bowfishing. Due to the refraction of the water
and how it optically distorts the location of objects in the water,
aiming straight at the target usually results in a miss. Aiming well
below the target compensates for the optical illusion. Depth and
distance of the target also impact how far below the fish to aim.
Aiming four inches (102 mm) low for every ten feet of lateral
distance from the fish water, and adding 3 inches for every foot of
water depth in which the target resides typically yields good
results, though actual compensation for refracted light must
account not only for distance and depth, but angle as well.*
*Information obtained from Wikipedia.com