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Last Updated on April 9, 2022 by Staff Writer

Do you enjoy fishing but are looking for a new challenge? Then, a bowfishing trip may be perfect for you. This thrilling sport can be enjoyed by people of all ages and provides a unique way to get on the water and catch fish.

Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or just getting started,  bowfishing is an exciting way to target inshore fish in Tampa with an adrenaline rush like no other. 

Read on for a discussion about the basics of bowfishing and the best ways to make the most of this incredible adventure here on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

What is Bowfishing?

Bowfishing is a type of fishing that uses a bow and arrow attached to a line to catch fish.  The bowfishing bow is different than a traditional bow in that it has a reel attached to the bottom. This reel retrieves the line after shooting your arrow to pull in your catch. The bowfishing arrow is also different than a traditional bow arrow. It has a barbed point that helps to catch the fish.

What Kinds of Fish Can You Expect to Catch While Bowfishing in Tampa?

Inshore bowfishing is a great way to target some of the many fish that populate Tampa Bay.  There are restrictions on which fish you can target with a bow and arrow in Tampa, but some of the most popular targetted species are sheepshead, flounder, black drum, mullet, and mangrove snapper.  

Bowfishing and Safety

Although bowfishing is a fantastic way to enjoy time on the water, some obvious safety concerns come with the sport.  Even though this type of fishing can be safe for almost any age and skill level,  you’ll need to be an experienced archer or go with a professional who can show you the ropes.  

Bowfishing Charter Trips in Tampa

Going with a professional is the best way to enjoy a bowfishing excursion in Tampa Bay safely.   Experienced boat captains also have special insight into the best tactics and strategies so you can make the most of your trip.

Additionally, professional bow fishing guides know the best spots to put you in a position to land the most fish.  Most importantly, they understand how to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.

Bowfishing with Capt. Jason of Fishn FL

If you’re looking to book a bowfishing charter trip in Tampa Bay, look no further than Capt. Jason of Fishn FL.  Capt. Jason has years of experience fishing in the Tampa area and knows where to find the best fish. He’ll also help make sure that you have an enjoyable and safe bowfishing experience. 

So, book your trip today and get ready for a trip that will rock your world!