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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RFR #005 – Fallen Heroes Bowfishing

On this Episode we talk with Warren and Candace about their organization Fallen Hero’s Bowfishing and their mission to take out out Veterans, Police, Firefighters and other service men and women on an all expense paid bowfishing trip.

Fallen Heroes Bowfishing

RFR #003 – A conversation with Jeff Neiball

On this episode of the Rough Fish Registry Chase & Pate talk with Jeff Neiball of Ndesigns Screen Printing and Graphics  & Shirt Guys Bowfishing Apparel .  Our conversation covers some of the benefits of the BAA, his bowfishing history, and a snapshot of what NDesigns does in the bowfishing community.

Here is a link to the certified scale that BAA endorses for record fish.

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RFR #002 -Bowfishing doesn’t have to be expensive

On this episode of Rough Fish Registry Chase & Pate talk with Trevor Shumaker A.K.A The Cashmere Killer about getting started with gear and that bowfishing doesn’t have to be expensive.   We also give a rundown of our past and current gear.


Oneida Osprey
Muzzy XD
RPM Monkey Wire
RPM Bowfishing NRG Shaft
Lava Cruz / Ankor QT Tip
TJE Shoot Through Rod