Minnesota Man Bowfishes For Northern Pike…. Through The Ice


Talk about patience.

Bow fishing is a growing method to catch fish, and one of the coolest out there.

It involves using a specialized bow and arrow to catch fish, one that has a line attached to it so you can pull or reel the fish in once you’ve hit your target. This sport has been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason, it’s a thrilling way to catch fish.

But, I’ve never heard of bow ice fishing before. That adds in a new layer of difficulty and patience needed.

Northern pike can grow to be quite large, with some specimens reaching over 50 inches in length and weighing more than 30 pounds. They are known for their size and fighting ability, making them challenging and popular choice by sport fishermen. Their size and habits make them a good species choice for bow fishing.

These predatory fish are slow moving until they strike their prey, hitting it fast and hard. This mixed with their size allows a bow fisherman to line up the shot and be confident when they take it.

When targeting northern pike with a bow, it’s important to aim for their vital organs, which are located just behind their gills. A well-placed shot can quickly take down even the largest northern pike.

These guys are seen fishing with a square cut out of the ice.

They dance their jig around trying to entice a big one to come in and take it. A nice pike moves into view and the man immediately releases his arrow hammering the fish.

He is pumped as he pulls up his catch.

That is one wild way to ice fish, but I’m here for it.

Here’s the full video:

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