Bowfishing Supplies – The Bowfishing Box

One thing you need you to know before you start bowfishing is that you need to expect the unexpected.

Hopefully when you are out on the lake things always go as planned, but the truth is that sometimes things won’t go perfectly as planned and you need to be ready for those moments. I have been fortunate to achieve success out on the lake, but I also have experienced some aches and pains. What I have put together in this article is my idea of what you need at all times when you go out on the lake to be ready to handle any situation.

Getting started with bowfishing requires your own “Bowfishing Box.”

Advantages of having a bowfishing box:
  • You are prepared ahead of time when something goes wrong
  • You know exactly where all of your tools/items are at all times
  • It’s easy to carry and it stores nice and neat in your boat

Instead of trying to directly tell you what you need in your personal bowfishing box, I am going to just tell you everything I have in my box and you can be the judge of whether or not you feel like you need it. Take it from my personal experience though and do not let yourself have a bad time on the lake because you were not prepared.
bowfishing box
My bowfishing box
The first layer of the box is my arrow repair kit.
Included in this layer is the following:
  • A pair of knocks to replace one if I was to bust one while fishing
  • A five pack of safety slides in case of a couple being lost
  • An extra rest and rod tip for the bow
  • Fuses
  • Half inch wrench
  • String wax
  • Electrical tape
  • Sand paper
  • Flectch tight glue
Layer 1
Layer 1 - Arrow Repair Kit
The second layer of the box is my quick fix layer.
Included in this layer is the following:
  • A Phillips flat head screw driver
  • Two sizes of butt splices which are to connect two wires
  • Another roll of tape
  • A waterproof phone case
  • A headlamp
Layer 2
Layer 2 - Quick Fix
The last layer of the box is full of things you never know when you might need.
Included in this layer is the following:
  • American and metric Allen wrenches
  • Two more rests for my bow
  • A replacement mount for an AMS bottle retriever
  • An AMS slotted retriever
  • A muzzy reel
  • A pair of rubber coated gloves to help handle fish when disposing of them
  • Pliers
  • Wire crimper
  • Toilet paper (Hey.. you never know)
Layer 3
Layer 3- Random Items
So there you have it!

I just listed everything that I take in my box every time I hit the lake! You do not have to have everything I mentioned above in your own box, but you do need to have most of it to be well prepared for any situation.

It’s important to remember that no two bowfishing boxes are going to be exactly the same. Add your own sugar and spice to your box with things you think you may need.

After all, it is YOUR personal bowfishing box! 
If you already have a bowfishing box that you take out with you we would love to hear about it! Drop a comment below about what you put in your box and why. I am always open for suggestions!

Remember: Expect the unexpected!

Now get out there with your new bowfishing box and start sticking fish!

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