if you have lights on your boat you can shoot fish as soon as the ice comes off.it will be hands down the best shooting of the year.the water will be crystal clear and the fish are real slugish.i have been out in january shooting hundreds of fish in a matter of a few hours when the lakes have not froze over.if we had not gotten this last cold spell my partner and i were going to try and go .
i was out working today and stopped at one of my honey holes.well the whole lake is frozen and there is a warm water discharge where the fish stack up.there were thousands of giant shad ( in the 2 to 3 pound range) and quite a few schools of decent sized carp. i am going to hit it tommorrow! shoot a few in the morning until it gets too cold.
alum creek in columbus is usually crystal clear all year/shallow and you can shoot carp any day out of the year.best where camo and stalk the fish because they spook easy.lot of shooting,i have taken up to three fish with a single shot several times when they were stacked together.it is not real challenging so it might not be for everyone.
George, I drive over Alum Creek, the creek at least twice a day. That creek is almost never clear. What part of the creek are you talking about? The part that I drive over is downstream from the dam a couple of miles. I have bowfished in the creek a good bit too. It is not one of my favorite places to bowfish. Although, there use to be a good sucker run, up around Kilborne in the early spring.
the section from morse road to 161.i it was very clear about everytime i went there.yes it floods now and then but the water comes up fast and falls fast .i am talking from actual bowfishing experience here and it was fantastic as far as action.i don't know about legality but i lived on it for two years and bowfished it many a day. you can take that as fact.i'm just letting others know its there.the fish are shootable all year and i have shot them during winter.and the nice thing about it is there are people in columbus who will eat the fish.otherwise i won't shoot them.thats just my ethics but i'm not putting down others.
Who's geting ready to go after some carp i've been ready come on spring time we need some warm weather to melt this ice off then i'm going to hit a water plant discharge that i know of to see if anything is stirring.
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