Spring fishing season begins

The fish in this picture are all mostly bluegill and crappie, caught in the same place but with different tackle. There were about five or six of us, and we were all using some sort of artificial grub or worm to catch these fish. There were so many fish, it took three stringers and a log to carry all of them at once.

We went back to the same spot and again caught a ton of fish, only this time we caught more bluegill than crappie. One thing to know when fishing for a lot of the same type of fish is that one year they will bite on one type of lure, and the next they will bite something completely different or not at all, so the reason there are not as many crappie is because they were in deeper water and were only biting on minnows whereas bluegill will bite anything, so we just used worms for them.
Bowfishing. Bowfishing is a lot harder than people make it out to be. There are only so many fish you can legally shoot with a bow, but the main one is any type of carp or sucker fish like in this picture of the three buffalo (a type of carp). In order to actually get good at bowfishing, you have to hit a fish. You don’t have to land it or anything—you just have to hit it.

Bowfishing is based merely on sight and arrow placement. You have to aim low because of the fact that the water magnifies the fish. Once you hit your first fish, you will get the hang of things, and it will become easier. Bowfishing is like normal fishing in that you need a fishing license unless you are under the age of 16. It is extremely fun, although it can be irritating, but it also helps clean up the lakes because most carp tend to destroy the body of water they are in.

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