Everts Resort was standing room only this afternoon with all the specialized bowfishing rigs coming in for registration, burgers and good time.
I sure met a lot of good guys tonight and some old friends as well. Good old Pat Kirsbaum poking at me about looking for 30 pound bullheads tonight.
It’s amazing how they deck out the flatbottom boats with lights, platforms and generators. You’ll notice some of the photos below have boats with fan on them. Tonight they might use them to keep the mayflies away from the lights, but normally these fans will move a boat over some very shallow water. And if it’s a mud bottom they really don’t need water I’m told.
It’s interesting to me that WI allows fans, but MN doesn’t. Also there’s sound limits for the generator in MN, but none for WI.
The one common theme I picked up from the folks I spoke with was making sure they stayed away from lake/river home and cabins to ensure they don’t bother folks with the noise of the generators. They do a very good job of self policing in this way.
I shot carp once it ’86 and had a hoot using waders and a 20 pound recurve bow. Man has this gear gone to the next level since then! I’ll try to get some shot of them in the morning at weigh in.
Here’s some rigs.