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depending on the angles and depth of the water, AIM LOW. the refraction(don't know if this is the correct term) of the water makes the fish look a lot more shallower than it really is. The only time I aim directly at the fish is when the carp is in very very shallow water or when I'm standing straight above the fish. You will miss a lot when you're first starting out. Once you make contact, you're going to have a good time.
 

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I always weighted a mild jug down with some pea gravel, and then filled it with water. Tie some of your arrow string to the milk jug so you don't lose it, and toss it in the water to sight in.

Once your sighted in you will want to go on calm days, and watch your shadow in the water and noise from the boat. Carp are very wary. The easiest way is to go at night with spot lights. If the weather isn't calm it will be hard to spot the carp through the ripples on the waters surface.

The AMS bow fishing reel is the best way to go as well.
Google bow fishing and you should get a ton of videos and info. It is alot of fun!
 
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