Night time snake head fishing with bow from small boat

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  • aeubank2

    Junior Member
    Jan 30, 2022
    28
    I have a smaller 16' Lowes John Boat that I use for fishing and crabbing. I go snakehead fishing daytime but never at night. I talked to a few guys that use LED lights and say that the Snakes stay on top of water at night and not cautious like other fish. I want to use crossbow with fishing arrow. Also is it legal to spear or gig them at night from a boat? I am looking for area also off of Patapsco as I am back in Bear Creek and plenty of coves and grass cover now. Any pointers or info appreciated. Randy
    I own property with a pond that has snakehead fish. Bow hunting them is best when it's still dark for this very reason I have heard. Haven't done it yet though.
     

    mauser58

    My home is a sports store
    I own property with a pond that has snakehead fish. Bow hunting them is best when it's still dark for this very reason I have heard. Haven't done it yet though.
    How did the snakeheads get into your pond? I would be bow hunting them for sure. They will compete for food and kill everything in your pond if they have not yet.
     

    Tomcat

    Formerly Known As HITWTOM
    May 7, 2012
    5,145
    St.Mary's County
    How many guys can you take out for a night? My neighbor and I would be interested. I do a lot of archery hunting, but he doesn't, would you lend us bows?
    The answer below he says 4 people. If you’ve got 2, I would like to go and could find the 4th
     

    gwchem

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    Dec 18, 2014
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    SoMD
    The answer below he says 4 people. If you’ve got 2, I would like to go and could find the 4th
    Thanks. We're talking amongst the neighbors and will let you know if we have a spot.

    We could probably fill a second night with folks from here if that doesn't work out.
     

    XCheckR

    Active Member
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    Mar 20, 2013
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    HdG
    I see a lot of boats going out late certain nights out of HdG. With lights like the pics before.
     

    Wsanner

    Member
    Sep 19, 2012
    183
    What's the draw on the gear? I'd like to take my 11 year old son. He's shot some youth bow setups etc.
    our bows are set up right at 30lbs of draw with very little let off. It will depend on his size honestly. Ive had 10 year old that were able to shoot and Ive had 12 year olds that couldnt. But we would do everything we can to figure something out. We love getting the kids out there!
     

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