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Post by 12acrehome on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:47 pm

So this is the first of a series of skill building and technique discussions on gathering food to easy way. In a survival situation you must not expend any more energy than absolutely necessary to gather food. So fishing is an easy way to pass an afternoon, but since there are also berries to pick, and a shelter to tend to, and water to gather, and fuel to cook with... You could burn through a bunch of calories and still have nothing to eat. Trapping or running a trotline, or jug fishing are the way to go when you can't actually sit around with a pole.

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How to Make a Trotline

The mainline should be nylon cord about 300 pound test; the trots also of nylon about 100 pound test. For a typical trotline, lay out about 100 feet of the 300 pound test line. Slide a large swivel down the line to the far end, then make a half hitch to hold the swivel on the line.

Then slide another swivel down the line to within 3 to 4 feet of the first one, make another half hitch, and continue doing this until you've got 20 to 25 swivels in place, each half-hitched so they won't slide on the line.

Then cut 20 to 25 trots 12 to 18 inches long. Tie one end of each trot to a hook, the other end of each trot to a swivel. Add weights and floats and you've got a trotline.



Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/trotline-fishing-zmaz98fmzkin.aspx?PageId=2#ixzz2ZqO2uUoc


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So now you have your fish, now you must clean it and harvest the meat. (note not for the squeamish)











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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:08 pm

OK that's exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for, the videos will be great so my son can learn how to clean the fish once he/we catch them. Thanks for finding this info for me Keith.
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Post by dizzy on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:33 pm

Didn't watch the video, don't have time, but years ago, the kid next door went fishing. He was excited by the fish that he caught-until he had to clean them. He didn't have a clue. I was maybe a year older, and have been fishing since I was young. (I'm not sure how old I was when I first went.) So, I cleaned the first one for him. He couldn't do the rest, so he took them and threw them in their (unclean) swimming pool!

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Post by Rohn on Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:43 pm

Very interesting videos. I enjoyed them. Thanks for posting 12acres.
Building that basket was quite interesting.

That way of cleaning fish works great for catfish. I wonder if he users the same method for bluegills, sunfish, bass, and other pan fish. My method is a bit different but I imagine everyone has their own way once they get on to it. A sharp knife is very important.
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Post by 12acrehome on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:04 pm

my method of filleting pan fish requires a sharp flexible blade and careful cutting, but is much quicker than scaling and then dressing a fish

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Post by Farmfresh on Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:24 am

When we fish the lake we usually tie one end of our trot line to a tree or tree root on the shore and weight only the far end. We figure out how deep the bottom is at the far end and let the weight be far enough away that you can easily raise the line at the end to check and re-bait the last line hook. Get it too close to the weight and it is nearly impossible to get the line up to work it.

If possible it is best to attach the hook lines to the trot line with big snaps or hooks that make them fairly easy to remove. That way when you do catch a 25+ pound fish you can boat the fish, then just remove that line and hook on another hook. A BIG fish doesn't want to patiently wait while you get the hook out of his mouth.

We tie a couple of float markers along the line as well to help us find it to work and in our state the trot line also needs to be marked as to ownership. I had a plastic luggage tag personalized for mine.

As far as bait, you want a bait that will stay on the hook and not be easy for little fish to nibble away. Chunks of beef heart work great. Small bait fish hooked live, liver, crayfish and chunks of waste from the last fish caught all make great baits for big fish. Some fish are specialists. Carp for example are primarily herbivores. When they were targeted we used cottonseed cakes or a chunk of corn on the cob as bait. You string the corn through the cob and then slip a hook facing out on each side of the cob or the cake. Grandpa also made a cereal ball from wheat cereal and vanilla. These were formed around a string and dried hard in the sun before using like the cotton seed cake above.
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Post by Farmfresh on Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:33 am

Other easy fishing methods that don't require a lot of tackle are branch fishing and jug lines.

The jug line can be a line with a hook and bait basically tied to anything that will float. Modern folk take a swimming noodle, slip a piece of PVC pipe in the center to keep the line from pulling through the foam. Run the line through the PVC make a good knot run the line down and add a hook and bait.

The branch line is a clever old way. You find a thin but sturdy branch that overhangs the water. Securely tie on the line and the hook and bait it up. The branch gently swaying in the breeze causes the bait to move temptingly. Some tie to the limb, but then secure the extra line to the tree base. That way a fish big enough to snap the limb will not get away.

Of course my dad never used bait or line... he was a noodler.

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Post by Farmfresh on Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:45 am

As far as cleaning the fish. I am a less is more kind of gal. I only skin and steak or fillet fish big enough for more that one meal.

For small fish I de-head, gut and scale. For catfish up to about 2 or so pounds I de-head and gut and cut off spikey fins.

When you grill, bbq, braise or even saute most fish skin on is actually better in many ways. The skin protects the delicate meat inside while it cooks. Then when you eat we simply peel back the skin and dig in.

Breaded fried fish nuggets or fillets I save for those big 'uns. They make far better fish chunks to cook with. The bones of large fish are also saved at this house. I fill the stock pot with bones, water, onion, celery, bay leaf and fennel and cook to make a nice fish stock before tossing those bones.

Add to that stock diced potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and at the end a bit of the chunked fish meat. Then melt some butter, stir in some corn starch to make a roux and add that to the pot with some cream and salt and pepper. Fish soup to knock your socks off.

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Post by 12acrehome on Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:26 am

yummy

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Post by 12acrehome on Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:29 am

finally found a video of how my FIL showed me to quickly fillet a fish

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Post by Farmfresh on Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:39 am

That is fast! But it sure seems to waste a lot of meat. When my hubby gets done with a fish there is nothing left but a bit of skin and some bare bones.
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Post by 12acrehome on Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:53 am

My FIL was a commercial fisherman for years, so when he would come in with 1,000 pounds of fish to clean, before work, he had to be fast, and get it iced down as quickly as possible. Yes it is a bit wasteful, but it is fast.

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I was hoping to find this earlier, but it was buried with the survival trapping videos instead of fishing videos.

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:18 am

Thanks for all the great info everyone. Hopefully we'll get a chance to go fishing this week or next after summer school ends.
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Post by 12acrehome on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:42 pm

I am wanting to make time for a few fishing trips myself, next opportunity may come next weekend

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Post by CryptidGirl on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:26 pm

Thanks for all of the great videos and tips! I'm gonna have to try a couple of these traps next time I go fishing.
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Post by 12acrehome on Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:17 am

best of luck, let us know how you do.

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