posted on Apr, 6 2008 @ 03:02 PM
I've done plenty of spearfishing and have been out bowfishing for perch before. We basically just tied heavy test dacron line to the arrow, tossed
bait, and when the water bubbled with a dense mass of perch, fire just short of where they break the surface.
I just don't want to have to carry an bow to fish with, a frog gig or similar spear on a long lightweight pole will get you dinner if you just walk
along the water's edge, and you're not stuck shooting huge carp or schools of fish. A frog gig used right can get you a good sized bag of panfish
like bluegill, bream, tilapia, or whatever else is around. Bass can be had when you find them hovering in the shallows and if there's frogs around
you can take them too. Slide the spear into the water very slowly in a spot where fish are, wait still till one swims in front of it and then just
thrust from a few inches away. Wait for a good shot, you'll get one if you stay still. Bait the water with a handful of insects or anything that
appears to be food long enough to distract the fish, bring them to a good location for spearing, and harvest. Imagine holding the spear through the
grasses and bank growth, and using it like a pool cue. That's an effective technique and you can make a spear out of anything straight and strong
enough not to break.