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Hey yall I'm brand new to this! I'm just an archery guy and I was curious about bow fishing so ducted taped a regular reel to my bow and set off, needless to say it didn't work. So I went and bought the ams pro kit from cabelas. I've taken it out a lot and haven't got a damn thing, I still aim too high everytime, but my question is should i use my new compound or my older one? Thanks guys!
 

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Welcome!! The hardest thing to get used to the diffraction. When you think you are aiming low enough aim 6" lower then shoot. Are you issuing sights or just instinct shooting? Most guys use older bows for bowfishing...usually recurve, But just about any bow will work. You generally don't want to shoot a very high poundage. My bow is around 35#s.
 

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Welcome

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I'm just going on instincts!! Figure ill suck at first but I'm getting better
Once you figure it out it's a lot more efficient than wasting time with aiming. Good luck and welcome to the addiction. :thumbsu:
 

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Try this,

Aim 6" lower than the fish for every foot it is deep.

2 foot low. Aim 12" lower.

That will get you ball parked and you will see where your hitting in relation to where the fish is. It takes a little getting used to. Was hard for me to aim low at first because my brain was saying aim low but my mind was saying to aim at the fish.

Once you connect it'll all fall together and you'll see where you need to me. If you have somewhere to retrieve your target put a can or something visible in 1ft of water, take a couple shots at it and see where u stand
 

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to be honest I figured out the best way to hit a fish is to shoot as fast as possiable at them. I use a recurve so snap shooting is very easy. You may miss alot at first but once you get the first one under your belt its like something clicks in your brain and before you know it you will be hitting over 50%. Everytime I aim im always off. so as I always tell all my friends who are new to the sport. "grip and rip" Also there are laser sights that are suppost to help, but honestly I think they are a waste of money. if you have a old laser sitting around it might not be a bad idea to bring it out just so you can see how it defracts in the water, just to get an Idea of where you should be shooting
 

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Find u some trash (a can or worm bucket ) and shoot then u can see exactly what ur doin .... That's how I kinda trained my youngest ... If ur a bow hunter the hardest thing is u have to shoot to miss unlike huntin deer when u shoot to hit ... If that makes since to ya
 
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