Frequently Asked Questions
Select one of the above questions to find out it’s answer. If you have additional questions please contact us!
We will be out on the boat for approximately 4 to 5 hours.
Minimum of 4 people, Max is 6 people. (You can have less than 4 but will pay the 4 person minimum)
The airboat that you will be on is a Alumintech custom made for bowfishing in shallow water. The boat is pushed by a 540 big block stroker chevy racing motor that will give you the thrill of a lifetime. To help you be able to see the fish at night the boat is equipped with 22- 300 watt lights powered by a 12,000 watt generator.
Every adult on the boat (16 and up) MUST have a Louisiana basic and salt water fishing license. You can get this at Academy, Walmart or by calling Wildlife and Fisheries 1-888-765-2602 or at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
The license cost $15 per year or you may purchase a 3 day charter license for only $10.
As we all know, weather plays an important part in fishing. As much as we would like to be able to go fishing the night of your scheduled charter we may have to reschedule your trip do the the weather. I always watch the weather closely and if I feel it may be unsafe or that we might not be able to put you on the fish that night because of the weather then we will reschedule! I don't want to waste your time or money if the conditions are not in our favor that night!
Once the boat leaves the dock, if the Captain determines that the conditions are not adequate, he may offer to discontinue the charter and reschedule. If that is the case, the guest will only be responsible for 20% of the trip. (1 hour of scouting for fish) The thrill and excitement of the ride on the Airboat will be well worth it even tho the fishing conditions were not good.
Yes, but only to bring home your fish. We provide two onboard ice chests (one for the fish & a Yeti for your drinks)
No! We provide all the bows and equipment you will need for your bowfishing excursion!
Please let me know in advanced if there will be any Left Handed shooters onboard so that we can have the bows set up for you before we get out on the water.
Kids fish with us all the time. Please let us know ahead of time so we can have a bow setup for them at the dock.
What Do You Need to Bring?
Ice chest (we recommend at least a 100qt or larger, or 2-3 regular size ice chest to remain in your vehicle so that you can bring your fish home) We do not clean your catch! Ice ( several bags to keep your fish cold on your trip home) Drinks Food (snacks, sandwiches) You will get hungry as the night goes on! Bug Spray ( usually not a issue except at the launch)
I would recommend wearing an old pair of jeans and a thin long sleeve shirt. If it is below 75 degrees I would bring a jacket to keep warm on the ride. Remember it is always at least 5 degrees cooler on the water at night so bring very warm clothing during the winter months. I would also recommend wearing tennis shoes and NOT Crocs or open toe shoes.
Though no one has been injured on one of our trips and we would like to keep it that way, please understand that a bow and arrow can inflict harm. Always point the bow and arrow outside of the boat and be mindful where the arrow tip is at all times. It is very sharp so it can penetrate the scales of the fish.
Yes. There will be an instructional period on proper usage before we actually start bowfishing.
If you are new at shooting a bow I would highly suggest purchasing and arm guard to prevent hitting your forearm with the strings of the bow. It is guaranteed to leave a nice bruise. This is not mandatory.
Life vests are on board and if you would like to wear one just let us know and we will give it to you. If you have a child on the boat that is 16 years of age and younger it is required for them to wear a life vest at all times while we are on the boat.
For some unknown reason if you happen to fall into the water while we are fishing, don't panic just stand up. We normally fish in 2 feet of water or less.
The Captain has the right to sit anyone down and stop them from fishing if safety is compromised due to carelessness or drinking too much. If for some reason things get out of hand we will return to the dock and your trip will be over. There is no refund if this would occur. When we travel from one spot to another, please remove the arrow from the bow and remain seated until we let you know it is safe to get back on the bowfishing deck. We will either place the bow in the storage bin or if you hold it in your hand please make sure that the string is secured and can not come out of the reel bottle, as the string can get sucked in to the props and cause damage to the boat or possibly someone. Avoid wearing loose objects such as hats, scarfs, glasses, etc. All trash such as cans, bottles caps, wrappers, plastic bags will need to be placed in the trash cans in front of the seating area. Storage for your personal belongs or bags is located directly under your seat. Storage is limited so only bring what you think you will need. EVERYTHING ON THE BOAT MUST BE SECURED! As you are on a airboat, which operates by turning the 4 large carbon fiber props at a very high rate of speed. Any damage to the to propellors on the airboat due to carelessness or your personal items being unsecured will be the guest responsibilities!
Regardless of your ability to hit fish or not, know that it is difficult, but very rewarding when you do. You must aim below the fish due to the water refraction. We will help you with this while you are shooting.
You may shoot at almost anything in the water EXCEPT stingrays, alligators, ducks, nutria, or dolphins. If a redfish is too small don't shoot at them they must be 16” or bigger.
We will be sure to stop and take pictures of your crew along the way. Remember to enjoy the boat ride in the marsh and look up at the stars. It is half the fun of being out in the marsh at night.