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Does anyone on this board bowfish? I am just getting into the sport, specifically for carp on Lake Riley. What a blast! I have been trying to find a used compound bow 35-45 pounds for 20-80 bucks but have not been able to find anything. Does anyone have any suggestions of where to look? Or any other lakes to shoot some big carp? Thanks for your help.

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A long time ago (69-71) we used to go to the Black Dog Plant (correct me if I'm wrong-do the Miss./Mn rivers kind of merge there?) and Carp-spear and bowfish. Fiberglass bows worked great - one piece, no seams, water didn't affect it. A/W we just wore tennies and jeans and walked around in waist-high water with our gear. It's truly a fond memory of my teens. PK

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You should be able to find an old compound at a gargage sale. I still use my first bow for bowfishing. I think it goes up to 40 pounds max, but that is all you need. Bowfishing is a blast.

Don't waste those carp, I have people that want all the carp I shoot. They are really good smoked if they are done right. Ask around, you will be suprised at how many people smoke carp!

The Horseshoe Chain near St. Cloud has HUGE carp in it and there are plenty of them.

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It has been a long time since I have bow-fished, but it is fun.

ScottS's suggestion of looking at garage sales is a good one. You can also check pawn shops, too, although you'll end up spending more than at a garage sale, most likely.

I know a guy who bowfishes salmon in October on Lake Oahe in SD. Now wouldn't that be a gas?

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I went out to Cabin Fever Sporting goods yesterday and bought a Hoyt Rebel XT for $60. It is in really good condition. Is that a good deal? I don't know anything about bows. Thanks a lot for your help. I am going to head out to Riley after work tomorrow. Wish me luck.

We are heading out to Lake Oahe next week. Does anyone bowfish for carp out there or thing that it would be worth it to bring my bow out there?

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