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Texas bowfishing guide for Alligator Gar, Buffalo, Carp, and Tilapia is what I love to do, and Bowfish Texas Adventures can to guide you on a bowfishing trip you won't forget. My name is Shawn Benline of Bowfish Texas Adventures. I have been bowfishing since 1983...36 years of experience that has included many different bodies of water.  I Guide for big Alligator Gar, Carp and Buffalo is what I truly have a passion for.  Finding big fish is what I know how to do. I guide mostly in Texas on Choke Canyon Resevoir but we also guide on Buchannon, Medina, Amistad, Falcon, and Sam Rayburn. I only guide 10-20 great trips per year. Please let me be your Texas Bowfishing Guide Service. If you haven't had the opportunity to hunt these dinosaurs, or even if you have, I promise this will be the bowfishing adventure of a lifetime.



Bowfish Texas Adventures clients probably shoot more Longnose Gar than anything. Many people shoot small Longnose, but there are also  really big Longnose. We often shoot them in the 20#+ range . They can be a challenging target and are great practice for the Alligator Gar.

This year we tried something new. We started SIGHT FISHING for Alligator Gar. This is new and turned out to be really exciting. Clients caught  Gator Gar on conventional gear. Try this new ,exciting sport!

September 2018 Lake Amistad Record by Shawn Benline Fishing Guide


Texas is the best place to chase big Alligator Gar. They are found in almost all south Texas bodies of water. Great bowfishing is available year round.I bowfish lakes and rivers all over Texas and choose the best location for you based on the time of the year and current conditions. Based on conditions I will give you options you can choose from. I am currently scouting some exciting new locations that I will add to the list of options soon. Either day or night bowfishing is possible. Whether we bowfish a lake or a river the quality of shooting will be the best available.

Everyone is always excited about Alligator Gar but don't forget the other targets Texas has to offer. Buffalo are a big strong fish that are in a lot of lakes here. We shoot a LOT of Buffalo over 20 lbs and most nights some over 30 and sometimes over 40 lbs. The largest Buffalo boated to date has been 69.8 lbs.

Grass Carp are another great fish we shoot. During the right times of the year Grass Carp  into the 40+ pound class are not uncommon. One of the lakes we do well with Grass Carp is also loaded with Tilapia. These are a fun, relatively small target that are great eating. On a good day you can fill an ice chest.


Bowfishing with Bowfish Texas Adventures is an exciting, affordable trip that you will not forget. We are set up  for any shooter from beginner to pro. Even if you have never bowfished, or are just starting, we will give you personalized instruction before and on the water. Everyone can be successful!  As long as the weather allows us on the water I guarantee you will have fish to shoot at on every trip!


We run the "Millenium Falcon" a 20' by 8' Alumacraft center console with a Yamaha 90HP engine. The boat has a hydraulic jack plate and a tunnel so we can get into shallow areas. The boat has  Metal Halide and LED lights powered by twin Honda generators. This light setup puts out plenty of light. You can definately see at night!! Shooting is done off of a custom built, elevated deck with safety rails. There is room for 4 shooters plus myself. All of the electrical was run before the boat was completed so there are no exposed wires laying on the floor and all of the lights run through GFCI outlets for safety. Our equipment includes bows set up specifically for bowfishing. You are welcome to shoot either or bring your own. Our bows are set up with and without floats to be used depending on the conditions. All equipment is in top condition, and we also carry spare bows,reels, line and arrows by the dozens. 

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