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Bowfishin' Ladue

Matt

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Norton, OH
JMMyers and I got out on Friday and walked the shore at Ladue Reservoir. It looked pretty bleak at first but then when we got closer to more shallow areas, we started hearing what sounded like submarine warfare. Carp were floppin' everywhere! Unfortunately, most of the action was in some swampy areas that we couldn't get to on foot. But, we did manage to find a little area where the carp must have got in during higher water and they were trapped. I ended up batting about .009 with three fish to show for my efforts, Jimmy wasn't able to connect before we had to leave. Good times, though. Plans are in the works for a return trip with a boat. Anyone in Northeast Ohio interested in coming along, just lemme know. I have a spot or two scouted out.

Some photos...

Stakin' out the hole...


Fish 1


Fish 2


Fish 3


The first I got with the compound, the next two I got with the recurve. Not bad for my second outing ever!
 

Huckleberry Finn

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Dang that looks like a good time! I'm bringing my bow back up this weekend (of course it's not set up for fishing) but we'll have to get after it!
 

Matt

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Norton, OH
It's a good time. Badger, I'm up for whenever! Steve, I have two bows, no need to mess with your hunting rig.
 

Buckmaster

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LaDue is within 20 minutes of me. I don't have a boat. If you guys have a shoot out and need another shooter let me know.
I'd need a couple days notice to buy an arrow and reel.
 

badger

*Supporting Member*
Maybe we can get something going soon before they start letting water out of Mosquito. It's still high and there's plenty of fish around the banks and bays to shoot. I have been bringing 44 up from Mantua to 422 every morning. I pass Ladue around 5:40 and there's always fish around the shores.
 

Huckleberry Finn

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Don't worry Ben, I might not be making it either. I have severe septic system problems going on. I think a new system will be raping my bank account very shortly.

Have shovel, will dig.

Hell actually I don't have a shovel, but I do have my boots up here! Letmme know if you need a hand brother you've got my #
 

Jackalope

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Now that's a friend right there.. Come over and help you dig up your shit tank. Damn. lmao
 

badger

*Supporting Member*
That's proof right there that Dale's cooking rocks. Huck even wants to make the drive over to dig the peanuts out of Dale's backyard. :)

I just sent him in your direction Ben. Spent a good part of the day with Huck walking around the water with bows! My son shot the only fish of the day, and me and Huck seen a huge snapper. I don't know what's up with some of you, but when he left me he had all his clothes.