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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Sabertooth, May 11, 2012.

  1. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Any one thought about fishing?? As in fishing nets, crawdad traps and trot lines??
    Nothing sporting about the kind of fishing I'm talking about. Commercial type fishing, I'm going out to get some fish.
    Preserving fish?
    Net fishing, throw nets, straight nets, minnow nets. Last winter the idea hit me! Wow, what a concept. I have an old minnor net my father in law gave me 35 years ago and ran across it while rearanging my shop last winter. Light bulb flashed on. We are sournded by rivers and creeks full of fresh fish if we need food!!!
    Let'er rip people!
     
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  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    This is important!
     
  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Not for long if the SHTF.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would just be careful if you decide to fish the Willamette for year round resident fish to eat. Salmon just kind of pass thru so they are OK, but when the state issues warnings about eating no more than certain amounts of Willamette resident fish per month, that probably means you shouldn't eat any at all!
     
  5. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    What? No mention of using the infamous "DuPont spinner" in a SHTF situation?
    Way more effective than a net.
    No SHTF fishing thread is complete without it!
     
  6. CowardlyHero

    CowardlyHero Auburn New Member

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    Never tried it myself but for crawdad's heard of digging a hole in the river bed under the water and sticking a coffee can or large bucket inside the hole so the edge of the can is just over/level with the ground, then you put some bait in the bucket/can(IE. hotdogs or chicken) and supposedly the crawdad's will fall into the can and cant swim out.
     
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  7. Third

    Third Rainier Member

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    I have a nylon seine net, 4'x12'x1/4", weighs around 1.5lbs., $18
    poles not included, any straight 5' stick works fine,
    small fish/minnows are the target, with two able bodies to operate it, i'm certain this can provide enough meat for a four or five people
    I still need to figure out the best way to preserve them in a shtf senario
    Any thoughts? I was thinking something like, dehydrating them over the dying camp fire

    Another food source I would like to bring up, rodents, prebaited mouse traps are like 4 for a dollar and weigh nothing, I would venture a guess that 20-30 traps could feed a group of four to six people, and a ten year old could be set up running that kind of "trot line"
    any thoughts?
     
  8. bignrich

    bignrich Dallas New Member

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    Fish are gross. If shtf I hope my hunting skills improve.
     
  9. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Some people think that a dozen or so sea lions hanging around a dam are decimating the salmon and sturgeon runs. Just imagine what a few million people hanging out along the river bank will do to the fish population. Better have a back up plan
     
  10. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I hear sea lion tastes like chicken.
     
  11. Third

    Third Rainier Member

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    yes, people, lots of people, it is a problem, not just for fishing, "a few million people" is going to kick a lot of prepper plans to the curb
     
  12. Third

    Third Rainier Member

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    Nice, what else are you looking forward to tasting when shtf?
    I hear llama tastes a lot like chicken.
     
  13. bassman2

    bassman2 SW WA Active Member

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    longpork mmmm good.
     
  14. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    It's okay to eat fish because they don't have any feelings.
     
  15. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Fish is good, I am an Opportunivore (have opportunity wil devore)

    I am also a standing member of PETA (People Enjoying Tasty Animals) I have been since I was babe and will be as long as i am breathing, thats what God put them here, not looking pretty, petting or to stare at in zoo.
     
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  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    'bout choked on that one.
    I was expecting you to say something about eating the sea lions
     
  17. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Ok; Google Fish Trap and Crawdad Trap, I lived on an island as a kid. Warm water would be much better but you can harvest some protien and collect the traps after dark.
    I have spoken! :)
     
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  18. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Actually spotted owl tastes like chicken.
    Sea Lion tastes like Pork Loin!
     
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  19. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    just remember when shtf hatheries will no longer operate so you might a couple years left of returns but after that good luck
     
  20. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    There's always Soylent Green.