He shoots, he scores!
Captain Ed McCormick is the owner and operator of Florida Bowfishing Charters in Crystal River, Florida. A former commercial pilot, Ed loved the action of flying, but not all of the down time in between. So, he hung up his wings and turned his passion for bowfishing into a charter business. Now he takes his guests flying across the flats where they get to shoot their bait with bows. Then they take that same bait out into the Gulf of Mexico and tangle with bulls and tigers. Sharks, that is. In this episode, we talk about one such epic adventure. Oh yeah, and his bowfishing gator hunts. This one’s gonna get wild …
Before he started guiding, Ed used to hunt (fish?) gators with his bowfishing gear. That turned into a passion for freshwater bowfishing for big gar in the Central Florida area. One target lead to another, and now his guests shoot bait to use for catching some of the most aggressive sharks that swim in Florida waters.
Upper left: Capt. Ed (holding gator) with the late Bob Walker, founder of the Walkers Game Ear! Upper right: Capt. Ed tail wrestling a big “shoot your bait” shark. Bottom: some happy bowfishing clients!
This episode takes place on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Crystal River.
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