|Kaskaskia River, IL|
My wife is really into archery and I am really into fishing. We are combining the two this year. I got her a bowfishing setup and she has been out hunting carp like a pro. We have only been out twice due to weather, but we have high hopes of getting a fish real soon.
My other new adventure this year will be fly fishing for gar. I am fascinated by this fish. It is ancient and full of teeth. They surface for air and eat bait fish. This means sight fishing which lends itself nicely to fly fishing. I have read that a gar can be caught on a nylon rope fly. You don't even need a hook! The teeth get tangled up in the unbraided rope. I made up a few of these rope lures to try out when the weather gives. I put a hook in mine. Mostly because I need all the help I can get to catch fish! If I happen to entice another fish species with this rope fly, I want a fighting chance at landing it.
I hope to be on the water any chance I get and I plan to hit the rivers this year. I grew up on lakes and I want explore what river fishing has to offer.