Post By: Monster fishman Posted: 4/16/2019 6:14:14 PMPoints: 0
Hi all new to sling bow fishing wanted to know if there is any rules too get northern pike at green mountain res. From what I read and understand you can do it for pike here. Need to know good places to use it lakes rivers also if you need training or licence. Any help wanted.
FYI . .most folks here are rod and reel kind of folks,not much info coming out of here about sling bow as most folks here hold sling bow in the same group as spear fishing.The pike crowd are not going to give away much if anything as they prize pike and keep that info to themselves. My advice is to look for a sling bow forum. Good luck!
Reply by: Freestone303 Posted: Apr. 17, 10:12:44 AM Points: 442
I would check with the state, who makes the regulations, than us bunch of yahoos on a fishing forum. Especially when asking about killing a prized gamefish, something a lot of anglers would frown upon.
Harassment of hunters and fishermen can become a felony offense no mater how they choose to do there thing and stay on the legal side. I catch them on the spin gear ,fly rod and I will get my bow out sometimes in the spring and summer I agree with let the big ones grow but there are plenty of 20-25” eaters to be Had. Go ahead and try to harass me when you don’t have a clue what I am doing. I have had lots of people mad at my in eleven mile while I was shooting carp a fish that can slowly take over that lake and ruin all the fishing.
Monster Fishman, I'd call the GFP to get your answer.
Threatening people for enjoying a legal activity (or at least trying to determine if slingbow fishing is legal) is completely uncalled for and unwarranted. Bowfishing is legal on certain bodies of water in CO and there is a bounty on pike in GM.
Im not gonna harass anyone. Im just not gonna sit tight and let arrows and spears fly at trophy pike. Ill come have a chat with ya... and then insist I show ya how to catch them...not shoot them. I could care less about bow fishing for carp dude. lol
Page 7 of the 2019 Fishing Regulations define “slingbows”, and on page 8 of the regs, states that they are a legal method to take carp and pike on all waters except those with specific rules prohibiting their use. Whether you agree with this or not is irrelevant. Harassing someone over their decision to use a slingbow certainty IS illegal! Just sayin! P.S. Green Mountain Reservoir has NO catch or possession limit on Northern Pike, along with several other impoundments. (See page 3 of the regulations.)
Just my 2cents on bow fishing in general.... It's a blast. It's also one of the most effective way we have short of killing a whole lake to deal with invasive species. I love catching Pike on the rod and reel but bowfishing for them there should be a good challenge. I don't know if you can use a boat at night on that lake but I'd opt for going at night with lights, all the boat traffic in the day will make it that much harder to cut the glare and see the fish. If you do go during the day, get the best pair of polarized glasses you can get and try to position yourself as high above the water as possible. And for all the haters, I exclusively bowfishing invasives.