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Old 03-28-2012, 09:58 AM
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I been thinking about buying a Bottom net from Memphis net and twine and building a Gill net with the lead weighted bottom line and Float line for the top so If we get tired of eating our preps and want some fresh fish we are all set. We have high tide level changes here and can walk out on the flats at low tide and set up my net with crossed posts set up in the gravel and mud and hang the net on and anchor it with steel anchors drove in the mud. Then I could come back after the tide goes out and pull the fish out, use what we need and sell or barter the rest.
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Not a bad plan at all. I have always taken into account the ocean or lakes as a source of food. I think if the lands were over hunted the ocean would still be ripe with food. I've recently toyed with the idea of getting a couple lobster pots to use a couple times in the summer and in case SHTF. Fish would be another great source of food.

Traditionally humans have always settled close to water ways because of the many advantages, this would be no different.
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Gill nets and spot nets are in my plan. So is a cast net. I live on a tidal creek and there is an incredible amount of food available that now is only for recreation. If you search "gill net" in this forum I think there have been some discussions on the subject. here are a couple

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I've always believed that you should prep to utilize natural food resources. Fishing is fun unless you're fishing for food. In which case a net (and knowing how to use it ) greatly increases the odds of a postitive outcome. When I get the money saved I plan to look into a net to tow behind my sailboat. Nothing to large, small enough to handle without problems. Something to use in the rivers, bay and sounds.
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One of the reasons I am bugging in. 2 blocks from the ICW and 4 blocks from the ocean.
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I'm on the gulf coast. Staying fed on the coast isn't much of a problem with a little knowledge and some fishing, netting, trapping gear.
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I have a 45 foot 7 1/4 in. mesh monofilament gill net. 7 1/4 inch mesh is a good size for salmon, smaller mesh may be better allround for steelhead as well. 45 footer can be cast and hauled in from shore. Great all around shtf tool.

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I've always believed that you should prep to utilize natural food resources. Fishing is fun unless you're fishing for food. In which case a net (and knowing how to use it ) greatly increases the odds of a postitive outcome. When I get the money saved I plan to look into a net to tow behind my sailboat. Nothing to large, small enough to handle without problems. Something to use in the rivers, bay and sounds.
Beam trawl net design would be good for this(for rivers,bays ect) you can weld up a steel frame with some skids,An otter board design might need to much horsepower to spread the net. A beam net is easier to "tune" also
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