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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    During a long term SHTF / teotwawki survival situation, fishing will be an important way to gather food. One of the goals of this fishing / camping trip is to practice our SHTF / teotwawki fishing skills. another goal of this trip is to make observations about issues that people might run into...
  2. Boating and Fishing
    In this article we are going to be looking at making noodles to catch catfish. This type of rig may not be legal in all areas, so check the local laws before you do anything. Buy some noodles from the local china-mart. The noodles might be seasonal, and should be found in the swimming pool...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    One of the things about keeping a stockpile of survival gear, is knowing what you have. After you know what you have, then you can make changes. You do not want to stockpile too much of one thing and not enough of another. With tackle box and catfish bucket in hand, its time to take inventory...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets talk about circle hooks: On average they're about 20% more effective in catching the fish. They are less likely to get hung up in the belly of the fish. Circle hooks are less likely to kill the fish - so catch and release is more effective. On my trotlines I have just about switched...
  5. Boating and Fishing
    spent 3 days on the Angelina river fishing Friday - set out trotline and juglines Saturday morning - checked trotlines and juglines - caught 2 small catfish Saturday evening - redid trotline andmoved juglines sunday morning caught a nice 16 1/2 cat on a jugline This video only covers part of...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As I have said in several forum post about stockpiling survival gear for SHTF, I think fishing supplies should be at the top of the list. That is, unless you live in a desert or hundreds of miles from a water source. In some kind of long term SHTF survival situation, fishing could be an...
  7. Boating and Fishing
    A few weeks ago I posted an article about fishing with juglines after SHTF. One of the problems is organizing the noodles and trot lines so they are easy to deploy. In an effort to keep everything together, I bought a 5 gallon bucket. The bucket provided a way to keep the noodles and trot...
  8. Boating and Fishing
    Back at the end of November a buddy of mine and I went on a 3 day camping trip on the Angelina river close to Jasper, Texas. While we were camping, we took the boat and explorer some of the slews in the area. As we were heading into the slew, there were some jug lines in the water. This got...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just taking a moment to let you guys know that if nothing else there is some value in the wierdo weather we are having. I am catching channel catfish on bream baited sets as fast as I can get them in the water. I will get to more pics as soon as I can. They aren't huge, maybe 3 pounds apiece...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    It all started several months ago when I was telling my buddy about the undeveloped / primitive camping spots on the Angelina River here in Jasper Texas. Years ago we used to go camping along the bayous and marshes around Bridge City and Orangefield, Texas. But we have not done that in several...
  11. Boating and Fishing
    any body fish for catfish
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Does anyone know of a good type of catfish bait? Or any homemade recipes? Just curious, because I like to go catfishing, and I'm a DIY kind of guy. :)
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