Why Anti-Bowfishing Anglers Are Missing the Mark

Those that bowfish—or are at least any good at it—are familiar with the concept of refraction.

Light waves traveling through water move at a different speed than through air.  This speed change physically bends the waves and causes underwater objects to appear shallower than they actually are. It’s interesting that changing speed has a way of skewing our perspective, especially when we have a tendency to believe what we see on the surface.