Being able to catch fish for food is paramount in a survival situation. Plus, it’s a pretty cool trick to teach the youngins as they begin to venture down to the lake during the warmer months. When it comes to catching fish, the last thing you want to do when trying to replenish your calories is burn a ton of them in the process. Here are 3 easy ways to catch fish in the wild that you can teach your little fisherman while out on the water this weekend.
3 Ways to Catch Fish in the Wild1. Spearfishing
Spearfishing may be a bit primitive, but hey, if it works, it works. Men have been catching fish using handmade spears since the beginning of time. If they can do it with handmade wooden spears, then doggonit so can you. To make a modern fishing spear, widdle a hole in the top of a medium-sized stick and carefully push one of these arrowheads inside of it. For extra protective measures, wrap some twine around the head of the arrow and the body of the stick to keep it in place. You don’t want to lose any of those arrowheads (or fingers) in the lake!
Anything that involves a bow and arrow is always the way to go. It doesn’t get more epic than that. If you’re a Pro BattlBox subscriber, you know just how cool owning a bow is from Mission 49. If you haven’t taken that bad boy out for a test ride yet, head on down to the creek and try bowfishing out for yourself. Just make sure you know how to use the bow before you try using it in a wet environment - water is slippery, ya know.
If you’re looking to catch large numbers of fish with minimal effort, trapping is the way to go. Setting up a fish trap isn’t rocket science, but there are some that require a little more brain power to use than others. We suggest you stick to using our fish trap that can be set up in less than 20 seconds. Just pick a bait (worms, crickets, berries - fish aren’t as picky as our kids), throw them in the bait pouch, and put your trap in the water. Thirty minutes later, head back to the trap and voila! You’ve caught yourself some fish.
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