Bowfishing Equipment Paterson NJ

Local resource for bowfishing equipments in Paterson. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bowfishing supplies, bowfishing bows, bowfishing arrows, and bowfishing reels, as well as advice and content on outdoor sports equipment.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(201) 261-2926
Paramus Towne Square
Paramus, NJ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(973) 659-1950
387 Mount Hope Ave.
Rockaway, NJ
 
The Futbol Factory Danubio F.C. Summer Program
Randy Torres; 10 Columbia Place C79
Brooklyn, NY
 
Special Occasions Florist & Gift
(973) 247-9299
614 River St
Paterson, NJ
 
Wink`s Auto Repair Service
(973) 956-0374
360 Union Boulevard
Paterson, NJ
 
Mickey Kydes Soccer Pro Soccer Camp
49 Clinton Ave.
Dobbs Ferry, NY
 
Premier Soccer Training
2463 N 3Rd Street
Union, NJ
 
American Engine Installations
(973) 278-2522
1615 Pennsylvania Ave
Linden, NJ
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(973) 812-6700
1710 Route 46 West
Woodland Park, NJ
Hours
9:00AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 8:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(201) 291-7860
191 Route 46W
Saddlebrook, NJ
Hours
9:00AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY
CLOSED ON SUNDAY

Bowfishing 101

One of the fastest growing outdoor sports in the country right now is bowfishing. Bowfishing is a cross between fishing and bowhunting. Across the United States and the entire world, fish like the common carp, garpike, and Asian flying carp are taking over our rivers and streams. There are very few ways of controlling these invaders, but one way to get rid of a few and have fun at the same time is to shoot them with a bow.


Sticking carp with an arrow is fun and easy.

Although a regular hunting bow and sight can be used to bowfish, most diehard bowfishermen have tackle designed for bowfishing. If flinging arrows at garbage fish sounds like fun to you, the good news is it's inexpensive to get involved in the sport. Nobody knows that better than David White, President of Cajun Archery. Cajun Archery is a company that specializes in bowfishing equipment. "For less than thirty dollars, a person can purchase a bowfishing kit that gets them started in the sport. It contains a reel with line and a fiberglass arrow equipped with a fish point. All they need to bowfish in addition to the kit is a bow," White said. Once you get a kit, simply attach the reel to a bow and start shooting. Fish tips contain large barbs and a sharp tip. When the tip hits the fish, it usually punches all the way through the fish. Then you reel in the line, remove the arrow, and shoot again. It's that easy!


A simple bowfishing tip like this Cajun Piranha is
inexpensive and effective at killing garbage fish.

Although there are bows designed especially for bowfishing, most beginners start out with a bow purchased from a garage sale or eBay. "Almost any bow will do the trick when bowfishing. Most people start with an old recurve," White added. Almost any weight of bow will work. My dad and I used to use twenty to thirty pound bows and rarely had trouble killing fish. White prefers a bow in the fifty-pound range. "A fifty pound bow can kill almost any type of fish and critters as large as alligators. Some people choose not to use a compound bow because they have to come to full draw when using a compound and their arm gets tired drawing a high poundage bow a hundred times a day. Recurves are nice for bowfishing because you can shoot them at half draw or anywhere in the draw cycle. If the fish appears at the last second and you only have a brief moment to get a shot, you can quickly draw and let the arrow go. With a compound, that isn't possible," White explained

Most bowfishing is done from a boat, but the beauty of the sport is it can be done from the shoreline as well. Whether you bowfish from the shore or in a boat, hitting what you are aiming at can be difficult. "Most bowfishermen shoot instinctively without any type of sight on their bow because it allows them to shoot much quicker than if they had to aim a sight. The downside is that becoming an accurate, instinctive shooter can take time," White stated. When I was a kid, I remember bowfishing with my dad and taking d...

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