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Bowfishing for Carp – The Essentials: Fishing Glasses

As I intend to do my part in sustaining the native biodiversity, I recently took on bowfishing for carp. Because this kind of fishing is actually a crossover between hunting and fishing, it means that one must have good aim when trying to aim for fish.bowfishing

But why do I take on bowfishing for carp? First of all, carp is a noxious species that causes a lot of damage in the US. They cause damage to vegetation, they take up space from native species and they contribute to the degradation of water quality. All these are reasons enough to hunt for carp and make sure to limit the damage this species causes in our waters.

Here’s short preview of how large these things can get:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOgfHkP8Mqs

 

Bowfishing is a recommended method for fishing for such species. If I used the common fishing equipment, I would risk catching other species that are native to our waters, and therefore, deny the purpose for which I hunt carp. So, I prefer bowfishing, since this way, I know that what I am doing is really fishing carp and not some other fish.

 

Still, as I mentioned a bit earlier, I have to have good aim if I really want to be successful in my bowfishing trips for carp. A pair of fishing glasses, and one that is really reliable should be on my list, I decided as soon as I thought about bowfishing. One way to identify carp in the water is to make sure that you are not mistaking the glare spread on the water by the rays of sun with the movement of fish. So a good pair of fishing glasses should be one capable of reducing glare.

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As I have read some articles on the best fishing glasses ( like the one here fisherpants.com) and what makes a good pair what it is, I understood that polarized glasses are the answer. They are capable of reducing the quantity of light that reaches your retina, so you can see clearly when you are bowfishing, for instance. Of course, one should not forget when shopping for a pair of glasses that a good fit is hard to beat. Since I have quite a particular face shape, I need to make sure that the glasses I intend to purchase are really a good choice for me. I will continue to search for a pair of good fishing glasses and I will let you know when I found a good model. I really hope that will improve my bowfishing skills, so I can get rid of more carp.

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