Our bowfishing equipment consists of a new 2012 SeaArk 20' jon boat powered by a 40 hp outboard. Onboard we have a cooler for food and drinks. The boat has a raised front deck with six high pressure sodium and metal halide lights. We use a minkota riptide trolling motor to get into the shallows. Lights are run off a new Honda generator for quiet operation.
Tale Chaser Fishing will equip each shooter with a brand-new Matthews or Hoyt compound bow fully rigged with products from AMS Bowfishing and Muzzy products. We are able to accommodate both right and left hand shooters. All of our bows are fully adjustable for draw length and weight, we will custom fit each bow to you (men, women or children) before we leave the dock.
Tale Chaser bowfishes out of the Delaware River in central New Jersey. Usually the day before the trip we will establish a meeting place with you. Trips will usually start at 8 p.m. and run until midnight. Please keep in mind that since bowfishing is a sight sport, clarity of the water is the most important factor, heavy rains prior to your trip could cause us to reschedule because of heavy silt conditions.
Species of fish that you will encounter are common carp, grass carp, suckers, catfish and snakeheads. Most shots are within ten feet. The prime time is in May when the big carp are spawning, but good shooting is encountered throughout the Summer and Fall with carp ranging from 5 to 60 lbs. Bowfishing is a fun sport for the whole family and is a way to keep shooting throughout the spring, summer and fall.