I've been out a few times for silver carp, but this past weekend was my first serious trip for the crazy flying fish.
If you don't know what I am talking about then search on youtube for bowfishing silver carp.
What an incredibly fun and crazy night fishing. We ended up with 32 silvers, mostly suicides. However, we managed to stick a good number of these crazy fish while they were sailing through the air.
This is combat fishing.
I actually caught one in my arms that hit me square in the chest.
One of them on a suicide mission, hit the guy driving the boat in the face giving him a nice rasberry under his eye, then went between the legs of the other guy slapping him where no man wants to be slapped, and then slammed in to my heels so hard it hurt.
They busted almost every light on my boat. We had to stop a couple times to make on the water repairs to the lights so we could keep fishing.
One crashed over the bow of the boat and manage to send my gaff flying into the river. It was hanging on the fish can in the middle of the boat and went sailing a good 10' over the side of the boat.
We spent most of the night laughing our asses off as we dodged fish, sometime successfully and sometime not, hearing and seeing them smash into the side and bottom of the boat, watch them land in the boat bouncing off of everything as the boat and all of us in it got covered in slime, scales, and blood, and especially on the occassions we picked one off as it sailed through the air.
If you have never seen these crazy fish in person it is definitely worth it. If you aren't afraid of beating up your boat and yourself, then I highly recommend that you do some combat with the crazy flying fish. They are likely to score more hits on you than you will on them, but damn it's fun.