RFR #30 – LED light testing guru Gary Briggs

We finally got Mr. Gary Briggs on the podcast! We have been wanting to talk for some time, and we finally got connected.  On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry, we talk with Gary about his youtube channel that’s dedicated to LED Bowfishing light testing.  Lots of neat information, and zero conversation about tips… Enjoy!

Gary’s LED Light testing YouTube Channel



RFR #028 – We caught a Sailfish…Well Tom caught a Sailfish

Welcome to our very first Off Topic Mini Episode…. Who are we kidding that’s what the last few months have been!  But for this episode we’re excited to share a story from Pate and Trevor after their recent fishing trip in Aruba.  One of the guys on the boat was fortunate enough to real in a Sailfish and we got it on camera! Enjoy the story, and watch the Youtube Video!

RFR #023 – Show Me Custom Bowfishing NEW HPS/LED Light Combo

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry, we talk with Robert North of Show Me Custom bowfishing.  They are releasing a 100% new and original designed bowfishing light.  LED / HPS Combo.   This patent pending light design will allow you to have the best of both worlds from shooting muddy water to floating big heads at night.

We’re really excited for this new design, and we hope you enjoy the episode as Robert talks about the particulars and when you can order these new lights.


RFR #022 – Clint Angelle Creator of the Swamp Shark drive

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry, we talk with Clint Angelle the Creator of the Swamp Shark drive.  Not to be confused with Metal Shark boats, a separate company that is now using the Swamp Shark in Military commissioned boats.

The Swamp Shark is a drive system that can be purchased and a entire new boat can be built around, OR it could be fabricated into your existing boat.

Clint lay’s out a lot of information about the system, and answers a lot of our questions!

Swamp Shark Website

RFR #021- Jeff Browning – President of the Bowfishing Association of Missouri

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry, we talk with our ole buddy Jeff Browning. Some of you have maybe not heard of Her, but She’s the President of the Bowfishing Association of Missouri and a pretty salty bowfishermen!  He resides up around the Lake of the Ozark area, and we talk how he got started, his role in the BAM, and the upcoming BAM State Shoot on August 26th held out of Anglers Port Marine in Warsaw, Missouri.

RFR #020 – Dustin Apple AKA WhiteRiverRambo

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry, we get to catch up with the infamous Dustin Apple AKA White River Rambo.  He’s not only a Youtube Sensation in the bowfishing community, he’s a BAA State Rep, and all around awesome dude! We get the full run down on his custom boat “Lewd Lizzy” and everything else he’s been a part of in the bowfishing community!

Check out his YouTube ChannelAs well as his Facebook Group Blood Line Bowfishing


Lewd Lizzy

RFR #18 – Troller VS Kicker our unprofessional opinions

Please don’t take us to seriously, we’re just a couple of goobers that have a few opinions on both options.  Both a troller boat and kicker boat will kill plenty of fish, but at the end of the day like everything else in life it comes to personal bias.


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RFR #14 – Pre US Open Parking Lot Party

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry Chase & Pate talk with multiple buddies and fellow bowfishermen that are hanging out at the 2017 US Open waiting for the 6pm launch.   The volume levels bounce as we hand mics around to different guys and we have a generator running in the background to run all the equipment!  Hope you enjoy!

RFR #13 – Pre US Open Fishing Report

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry Pate and Trevor AKA The “Cashmere Killer” talk about a local fishing report just a few days before the U.S Open.   Don’t get your hopes up to much, it’s mostly generalities.  We’re not giving out locations!

Stop by and see us at the 417Bowfishing boat saturday afternoon.  We’ll be recording some episodes and talking with folks!

RFR #12 – Jeff White of Fishhunter Enterprise

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry we talk with Jeff White of Fishhunter Enterprises.  Jeff has been bowfishing for 42 years and is a premiere Ray guide out of Panama City Beach.  He covers everything from his history in bowfishing, what a night on his boat is like, and what the future looks like!

Visit Jeff’s website www.fishhunterenterprise.com .  Be sure to give him a follow on Facebook, and if you’re planning a trip to the PCB area give him a call he books up quick!

RFR #011 – Tommy Woods & Scott Baxter 2016 US Open Champions

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry we talk with Tommy Woods & Scott Baxter about some basic scouting techniques and they share their stories about last years US Open victory!

Just to be clear we don’t ask specifics and wouldn’t ask these guys to give up secrets.

RFR #009 – JP Morris: Oneida Eagle, Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, and the US Open Bowfishing Tournament Series

On this Episode of the Rough Fish Registry we talk with John Paul Morris of Oneida Eagle Bows and Bass Pro Shops.  We discuss his bowfishing history, his progress since taking ownership of Oneida Eagle Bows, Tracker Boats, and his series of tournaments the U.S. Open and the Ultimate BFC.

YouTube Link

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RFR – #008 James Scroggins and the BAA World Record Bighead “Goldberg”

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry we talk with James Scroggins of Midwest Bowfishing.  This guy has the lucky horseshoe, shooting a BAA world record Big Head named “Goldberg” and then pre-registering for the Muzzy tournament he wins a new Oneida Phoenix!

RFR #007 – Battery 101

On this episode of Rough Fish Registry we talk about BATTERIES!  There is a lot of information on this episode about Batteries, and a little bit about chargers, wiring, and converters!

There are a couple things we highlighted in the podcast that we said we’d reference on the blog so you will find those below.

Series VS Parallel 

  • Series is when you hook multiple batteries up Positive to Negative to increase voltage.  While you increase voltage Amperage stays the same.  For instance a 36V trolling uses three batteries if they were 100Ah each when you hook them up in Series you’d have 36V @ 100ah
  • Parallel is when you take multiple batteries and hook the positives to the positives and the negative to negative.  When you do this you’re increasing the amperage and the voltage stays the same.  So in the same scenario as above, you have (3) 12V 100AH batteries and if you connect them in parallel you’ll have a 12V 300AH battery bank.


How long will my lights last?  Watts to Amps equation and your battery system

Take your total light watts. For instance you have (10) 50w lights.  You’d have 500watts.   If it’s a 12/24 light system you’ll need to divide by you Voltage.

Watts / voltage = Amps.

500Watts / 24Volts =  20.83 Amps

If you have a 24V bank of batteries that total to 150Ah’s ((2) 12V 150ah batteries in series to create 150AH @24V)  you would take your total amp hours (150) and divide by 20.83amps

150AH Battery Bank / 20.83Amp draw  = 7.2hrs of run time 

This math works in rough estimations because all these lights aren’t often a true 50Watts and you’ll loose or gain some capacity over the course of the batteries life.

If you’re trying to figure out how long your trolling motor will last on a set of batteries, take a listen to the podcast.  There isn’t an equation that can account for the variability in fishing styles and different demands needed on different nights.

Pro-Guide 31AGM Introduction Video 

Below is the Rough Fish Registry version of the Battery Outfitters: Battery 101

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