By Logan Hall
Lake Casitas Recreational Area officials have given bow hunters a chance to join anglers in sport fishing. On Oct. 1, the lake began permitting bowfishing strictly for carp — -a species of fish that, according to a press release from Casitas, "can have a devastating effect on the spawning sites of other fish." Bowfishing is exactly what it sounds like; the hunter draws a barbed arrow back using a bow and releases the projectile at a fish. Carp can be found in abundance near the surface of the water during much of the year, making hunters'