Bowfishing Teams Battle for Big Fish, Prizes, and Cash

By Bow StaffMay 3, 2016

Bowfishing Tour’s Battle on the River is in the books, and it once again proved to be another challenging tournament for teams chasing big, spawning rough fish in the waters of KY Lake. Despite a week full of rain and a nasty weekend forecast, bowfishing teams battled it out for big fish, prizes, and cash.

bowfishing team

Good times with great friends on the lake shooting fish with a bow is hard to beat.

The event was once again held on the banks of beautiful KY Lake near Paris, TN. Teams from across the eastern U.S. showed up in search of the big fish that would help secure a win in the tournaments Big 20 format, as well as the overall winner of, Big Fish.

big fish lineup

Big fish and big fun at the 2016 Battle on the River at KY Lake.

After a long night on the water, the tournament staff and teams welcomed the warm sun rising over the water at weigh-in time. It’s a fun time of grippin’ and grinnin’ as big fish are brought to the scales to be weighed. The crowd continued to grow as teams and curious visitors stood around to see what would be pulled next from the fish barrels.

bowfishing gar

Tycen Henry unloaded some big fish from the barrel on the way to his team winning 4th place in this year’s tournament.

bowfishing weigh-in

Excitement builds at the weigh-in tent as teams hang around to see what fish will be brought to the scales.

When it was all wrapped up, Team Night Prowler secured the Big 20 1st place position. The team consisting of Andrew Pruitt, Chad Uhls, Josh Goodhue, and Collin Howell received a check for $3500 and the 1st place Trophy Rock.

first place bowfishing team

Team Night Prowler brought big fish to the scales this year to secure the 1st place position in the Battle on the River.

2nd place went to Team OCD Bowfishing. The team is made up of Jesse Bazzel, Zack Davis, Derrick McCuistion, and Todd Downs. These guys received a check for $1500 and the 2nd Place Trophy Rock.

team ocd big fish

Team OCD won 2nd place in the Big 20 format as well as shooting the biggest fish of this year’s tournament.

Team Triple XXX once again placed in the top three this year, rounding out with 3rd. Jim Ed Gill, Kate Huggins, Michael Feezor, and JT Powell stayed consistent on the big fish and were in the money with a check for $750 and the 3rd place Trophy Rock.

bowfishing 3rd place

Team Triple XXX took 2nd place in the 2015 Battle on the River. They stayed in the top three this year with a 3rd place win.

4th Place went to Tycen Henry, Evan Owen, Nick Gibson, and Garret Cross of Bottomland Bowfishing. The 4th place prize was a Poseidon bow from Fin-Finder.

bowfishing 4th place

A 4th place finish won Team Bottomland Bowfishing a new Poseidon bow from Fin-Finder.

Team SEMO Bowfishing, from Missouri, took 5th place this year. The team is made up of Jon Hunter, Luke Hunter, and Josh Harding. They received bowfishing gear from Muzzy for their 5th place finish.

bowfishing 5th place

SEMO Bowfishing from Missouri with their new Muzzy Addict bowfishing kit and Muzzy arrows.

As mentioned above, Team OCD Bowfishing also cashed in on winnings for overall Big Fish. Their 59-pound Buffalo secured them the $700 cash pot, a $1000 Bonus Bucks check from Oneida Bows, and a brand new Oneida Osprey bow.

bowfishing big fish buff

Team OCD scored on the Big Fish of the tournament winning them a new Oneida Osprey bow, the cash pot, and a $1,000 bonus check from Oneida.

Here’s a run-down on the Final Results for this year’s Battle on the River…

finalresultsIn its second year, Bowfishing Tour’s Battle on the River, presented by Muzzy, is quickly becoming one of bowfishing’s funnest events of the year. Be watching for more great bowfishing events from Bowfishing Tour coming in 2016 at

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