New Bowfishing Gear for 2017

By Brodie SwisherJanuary 16, 2017

LAST UPDATED: June 21st, 2017

We always look forward to seeing the latest offerings in great gear when it comes to the ever-growing sport of bowfishing. Below is a list of some of our favorite new gear for 2017 to make your next bowfishing adventure a huge success.

GEN-X CUDA Bowfishing Kit

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The new CUDA bowfishing bow from GEN-X.

From the makers of the Genesis bow comes the new GEN-X CUDA bowfishing bow. The Progressive Let-Off Technology that made the Genesis famous, is now shaking things up in the bowfishing market. The CUDA is a bowfishing bow designed to give you an edge on the water. This kit comes equipped with a Zebco 808 Bowfisher reel, pre-spooled with 200-lb. line, a fiberglass arrow with safety slide, arrow rest, finger savers and a water camo pattern. With adjustable draw weights up to 40 lbs, the CUDA is ideal for snap shooting fish with ease.

The Zebco 808 has been a favorite among bowfishermen for as long as any reel on the market. The reel has now received a beefed up upgrade specifically for the rigors of bowfishing.

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The beefed up Zebco 808 bowfishing reel mounted to the CUDA.

AMS Juice Bow

AMS introduced the new Juice bowfishing bow this year, and it seemed to gather plenty of attention by the bowfishing community. AMS partnered with Quest Archery on this one to bring a stout bow in a smaller package. The bow features a 15-50 pound draw weight, 17 1/2-30″ draw length, 29 1/4″ axle-to-axle, and brace height of 7 1/2″. The bow weighs just over 3 1/4 pounds and has 60% to 80% let-off.

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Jeff Braun with the new AMS Juice bow.

AMS Water Moc

AMS also released a new take-down recurve bowfishing bow at the 2017 ATA show with their new Water Moc bow. It comes in a simple, go-anywhere package that’s durable, affordable, and gets you on the water quick.

AMS Water Moc

The all new Water Moc recurve bow.

Fin-Finder BankRunner Bow

The guys at Fin-Finder also added a new recurve to the product line for 2017 with their new BankRunner take-down recurve bow. The bow breaks down fast for easy packing and is available in a variety of cool colors.

Fin Finder Bankrunner

The BankRunner from Fin-Finder Bowfishing

Oneida Phoenix Bow

Building on their reputation for offering the ultimate bowfishing bow, Oneida expands the line this year with their new Phoenix bow. The bow was built to meet the needs of both the bowfisherman, as well as the big game hunter. There’s  a pile of new features on this one, but one thing you’ll immediately notice are the string suppressors, making this the quietest Oneida to ever hit the market.

Oneida Phoenix

The Oneida Phoenix keeps you covered, from shooting fish to big whitetail bucks.


A couple other products from Oneida for 2017 include their new bow case and their bowfishing arrow rest.

Oneida Bow Case

The new Oneida bow case holds two bows and all your gear.

Many of the other bow cases on the  market fail to accommodate the longer design of the Oneida bows. This new case not only holds Oneida bows, it holds them two at a time. The double bow case ensures you ample for room for all your gear, arrows, 2 bows, and everything else you need for your next bowfishing trip.

The new Oneida Bowfishing Arrow Rest is a fool-proof design built for the Osprey line of Oneida bows. The rests delivers the ultimate in simplicity and accuracy when it comes to making the shot on big fish.

Oneida arrow rest

The new Oneida Bowfishing Arrow Rest.

Diamond Edge Sonar Bowfishing Bow

Built off the popular Edge series of bows, the Diamond Edge Sonar is a hard-hitting bowfishing option that is sure to do work on the water this summer. The Sonar package comes with everything you need to get started in the sport of bowfishing.

AMS Muck Buster

When the bowfishing action gets fast and furious and you find your arrow stuck in the mud, you can quickly burn up your fingers and/or reel trying to yank the arrow from the mud. But now, there’s a better way. The Muck Buster from AMS is a simple solution designed to aid the shooter in pulling the line from the mud or grass. No more cuts or burns on your fingers or hand. This is a great addition to the AMS product line.

AMS Muck Buster

The Muck Buster simply mounts in the stabilizer hole on the bow.

AMS Muck Buster

The Muck Buster is a simple product that’s worth its weight in gold.

Vicious Vision Eyewear

Few things can make or break a daytime bowfishing trip like eyewear. In fact, polarized sunglasses are a must during the day. I’ve been wearing Vicious Vision glasses the last couple years and have come to know them as the best of the best when it comes to sight-fishing performance, as well as fit. These glasses are truly hard to beat.

Vicious Vision

Need new shades for bowfishing? Check out Vicious Vision.

Wiley X WX Boss Sunglasses

Wiley X has added a new version of its popular WX Boss Climate Control sunglass that is sure to hit the mark with those who love to hunt, shoot and fish. And when it comes to bowfishing, you’ll be doing all three. And these glasses have killer looks with their new camo finish. The new WX Boss combines Wiley X’s advanced Polarized Venice Gold Mirror Lenses with a frame dressed in Kryptek Highlander camo.

The lenses on these glasses combine an Amber tint, 12% light transmission and advance 8-layer polarization for superior glare cutting performance in highly reflective environments.

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Wiley X WX Boss in Kryptek Highlander camo.

Fin-Finder Deepwater Bowfishing Bow Case

Fin-Finder has released their new Deepwater Bow Case designed specifically for bowfishing. Along with housing your bow, the case accommodates an arrow tube. In fact, the Hydro-Guard Arrow Tube is included free with the case. It has ample drainage and ventilation holes, and has a retriever reel bump-out allowing you to easily store your bow without having to remove your reel.

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The new Deepwater Bow Case designed for bowfishing bows.

Cajun Winch Reel

The new Winch Reel from Cajun Archery has been beefed up to handle the use and abuse that comes with bowfishing day after day and night after night. It was designed for one-hand operation to keep things simple. It features solid aluminum mounting brackets and stainless hardware for trouble free use. You’ll also find 25 yards of 250lb. test, high-visibility white line loaded in this reel. The rugged aluminum frame was designed and built for durability and long life.

Cajun Winch Reel

Cajun offers the Winch Reel for 2017.

Lethal Cooler Reviver

cooler reviver

Get the stink off with Cooler Reviver from Lethal.

Bowfishing is all fun and games until the end of the trip and you’ve got the smell of fish stink everywhere. This is particularly painful when it’s mixed in with your cooler and all the beverages you’ll be putting to your lips. I found a solution for this very thing at this year’s show. It’s the Cooler Reviver product from the guys at Lethal. Cooler Reviver is an excellent cleaner & deodorizer for coolers used for bowfishing, or hunting, camping, and other sports. It’s designed to eliminate odors from fish, meat, mildew, and wet storage. It’s safe on coolers used for food transport and leaves no fragrance contamination. The ultimate test will be whether it can knock down odor on the fish barrel!

Give these products a closer look this year as you begin to round up gear for your next bowfishing trip. Have fun, and be safe on the water.

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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