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I don't know how well this will go to compare bowfishing carp in America compared to Australia in winter. I'll give you a climate rundown, summer had come to an end & so no more warm nights. At the moment nighttime temps are around 9c(48f) & once winter kicks in those temps will get down to 1c (33f). With carp being mostly active during summer when the water temp is at its highest what should I expect during winter? Will I not see them? Or just fewer numbers? Will I see the same numbers but with the water being colder will they be less active because the core temp of the fish is lower? It just occurred to me while talking to a friend lastnight that in all my years of bowfishing I've never done it in winter. Thoughts?
 

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What types of water to you shoot on? I shoot in the great lakes which get to be several hundred feet deep. When the water gets cold they tend to get in huge schools of several hundred to 1000 fish and go deep. When ice fishing you will occasionally have a school swim through out in 10'-20' of water. But winter up here is quite different than your winter. I would guess your winters are like our falls. You should check the edges of drop offs or river or ditch channels. Your best bet is to just experiment. Odds are if you see one in an area there will be more there consistently.
 
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