Bowfishing has long been one of my favorite sporting traditions. I started bowfishing 5 years ago after winning a silent auction from Hill Country Bowhunters with GARQUEST Bowfishing Adventures here in Central Texas. Marty McIntyre, the owner of GARQUEST, has been my key mentor in teaching me the ways of the water and how to bowfish any given lake. Marty’s experience in bowfishing goes back decades and he is someone I love to fish with time and time again. Starting last month, Marty has been guiding bowfishing trips on Lake Austin since this change and having great success harvesting many “grassies” on each trip. His goal was to help rid Lake Austin some of the overpopulation of grass carp and he invited me on one of these trips late last month. I have another trip planned with him on this lake very soon as well. We started out the trip at one of the many local Lake Austin city parks with a boat ramp. We didn’t need to fire up the outboard motor long before we found loads of grass carp trolling along the banks of the lake. We found that Lake Austin’s best kept secret for holding grass carp is the streams and rivers that flow into the lake as well as fishing coves off of the main lake. These places were where we found fish after fish and shot at as many as we could find. Here are some pictures of our trip that night:
To book a grass carp bowfishing trip on Lake Austin with Marty and GARQUEST and help with this overpopulation problem, call him at (254) 931-3474 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Trips typically last 4 hours and are inexpensive compared to many guided trips. Groups are also welcomed.
Bowfishing is one way to turn nature’s problem into a night of fun with friends and family. Many of the grass carp we shot on this lake run when they are hit and make for a fight like none other I have ever experienced in bowfishing. Many of these grass carp are huge in size and it is challenge to bring them into the boat after they are shot as they provide a fight of a lifetime after impaled by the arrow. There are fewer experiences as enjoyable for me than bowfishing an awesome lake with a great bowfishing guide. I love this stuff and I think you will too after you give it a try. Thanks for watching, reading, and listening!