Videos: Atlatl Fishing at Land Between The Lakes, Kentucky

Earlier this year, Bob and friends went on a trip to Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky to do some atlatl spear fishing. The lakes there are overrun with Asian Carp, an invasive species that makes for the perfect fish for harpooning. We’ve finally gotten around to editing a few of the videos. Here are the first two videos, and we have several more to come. Enjoy!

Atlatl Fishing – Shooting, Filleting and Eating Asian Carp


Bob Berg demonstrates how to shoot an Asian Carp with an atlatl and harpoon setup, and then what to do with the fish after you spear it (hint: eat it).

Atlatl Spear Fishing – Dealing with Refraction


Atlatl spear fishing tutorial! Bob explains how refraction affects your aiming when you shoot into water, and where to aim relative to where the fish appear. (In short: Shoot just “under” the fish.)

Visit Thunderbird Atlatl in Germany

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the Paderbow Exhibition Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18.

We look forward to seeing all our European friends.

Atlatl Contest at the Candor Fall Festival October 7

It is Fall Festival weekend in Candor, NY. Thunderbird Atlatl will be at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm demonstrating atlatls. There will be an atlatl contest and the International Standard Accuracy Contest. Side Hill Acres will have lots of vendors on site, goat farm tours and more. Many events and activities throughout the area, including the Woodcarvers Show, Quilt Show, Scarecrow Contest, lots of vendors, wine tasting, sales, dinners and more.

Weekend in Connecticut

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the Hammonasett Festival at the Guilford Fairgrounds in Guilford, Ct. Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1

Atlatl Workshop in Vermont

Thunderbird Atlatl will be back in Vermont September for an atlatl and dart making workshop at the Chimney Point Historic Site in Addison, Vt. The workshop will be Friday, September 22, from noon to 5 p.m. On Saturday, the 22nd annual Norteastern Open Atlatl Championship will be held. To register for the workshop or to be involved in the competition, please call the museum at 802-759-2412 for information.

Atlatl and dart workshop at Chimney Point Historic Site. Make your own atlatl and dart on Friday and then compete on Saturday in the competition.

Workshop Participants try their newly made atlatls and darts