Backwater Bowfishing Charter Trips   





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Bowfishing Trips

Come along with Professional Bowfishermen, Bryan Hughes and Mark Land for the trip of a lifetime. As featured on Michael Waddell’s Realtree Roadtrips, Easton Reality Bowhunting with Fred Eichler, 180 Outdoors, Outdoors with Bob Coker, Bowhunting North America, Tennessee Wild Side, Rocky Drake Outdoors, Muzzy’s Impale A Scale Volume I video, Bowfishing the Big Waters, Traditional Harvest’s I, II and III videos, ESPN Outdoors, and numerous other TV shows and articles for major publications. We can be seen on the Outdoor Channel, Men's Outdoors and Recreation Channel, VS, Fox Sports South, and the Sportman's Channel.  Mark is a seasoned bowfisherman with over 20 years experience, GA state rep with the BAA (Bowfishing Association of America), and veteran tournament competitor. Mark works for Muzzy products and is the Bowfishing Promotions manager and a technical support specialist for Muzzy.  Mark also holds multiple state and world bowfishing record fish.  Bryan has been involved with the bowfishing industry for over 10 years and is the owner of Backwater Bowfishing. He served four years as  the Bowfishing Association of America Vice President and continues as a Muzzy Pro-Staffer. Bryan also holds two state bowfishing record fish for Alabama and the past World Record flathead catfish.  He competes in tournaments throughout the U.S. and has many contacts in the hunting and fishing industry.

You will be fishing either out of Mark or Bryan’s state of the art, customized bowfishing boat, depending on the trip. Mark’s is a brand 2006 Silver Dollar aluminum custom bowfishing boat, 20 feet long and an 80 inch bottom. Fully rigged out for day and night-time fishing, with 3600 watts of lighting, generator, and both, trolling motor and 29 HP Kawasaki Water Cooled air fan. Powered by a Mercury 200 HP EFI outboard to get you to the hole and back quickly and safely. Able to accommodate 6 shooters, fishing will be done from the 7x9 foot, elevated aluminum deck. Bryan’s is a 17 ft. 2006 F&F custom bowfishing boat. A 31 HP fan motor will glide over the thickest grass and the 90 HP Johnson motor will get you to your destination quietly and efficiently. 5000 watts of lights and generator light up the nighttime skies. Bryan’s boat will fish 4 people comfortably. Availability and number of people will determine which boat we use to charter.

All bows, arrows, instruction, and necessary equipment can be provided. Snacks and drinks furnished, just bring yourself, appropriate fishing license (available locally or online), cameras, warm clothing, and a desire to have a great time and experience the thrill of shooting lots of fish. You may bring your own equipment if you wish, and we have all bowfishing supplies available for purchase, just let us know what you want before you come.  Fishing available on Guntersville or Wheeler Lakes (inquire about other areas also). Species targeted will be carp, gar (longnose and spotted), drum, buffalo, shad, catfish and the big game fish, Grass Carp. Grass carp up to and over 60 lbs., as well as, buffalo over 30 lbs. can be taken.   Guntersville currently holds the world bowfishing records for grass carp (80 lbs), drum, bighead carp (85 lbs), and formely the flathead catfish.  It also holds several state record fish including buffalo and longnose gar.  We have personally taken grass carp over 70 lbs, buffalo over 40 lbs, and gar over 50" long.  It is an amazing place. 

Normal charters will be approximately 8-12 hours (dark till daylight or whenever you get tired in most cases), but are flexible and dependent on time limits and available fish. Both day and night are available, according to your schedule. Night trips provide your best opportunity and are preferred. Our charter season runs March through August depending on open dates, weather conditions, and availability.  Current rates are $200 for the first person and $150 each additional person for one night/day bowfishing trips.  Gratuity is greatly appreciated but not required.  Each passenger will be given a safety briefing before the trip begins.  Alligator hunts in northern Florida also available, contact us for availability, booking, and rates for alligator trips, see link at the top of the page. We look forward to serving you and providing a new and exciting bowhunting adventure to you. 2 person minimum preferred.  Please contact us at the email address provided or by our toll free number.


2008 trips will begin scheduling in January 2008.

Thank you and happy hunting,

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 Alligator hunting trips are a referral service to guides in Florida.  Backwater Bowfishing does not conduct hunts and is not responsible for any aspect of the hunt or incidents incumbent to the hunt.