During the stay on the deserted Pine Island I had to fish for food. I only had my survival fishing gear with me. I could not find any natural bait on the island so I had to improvise and try to simulate nature in order to catch my meal.
Since there was no bait to be found I used a torn up old piece of rubber worm on a small hook. Lures are no good in this lake because of all the weeds. Bait is useless if you have none so a line and bobber was out.
I let out a long bit of fishing line from my reel and tried to emulate an insect falling out of a tree. By swinging my pole backwards and then forwards again and letting the lure hit the water it looks to a fish as if an insect fell with a little splash.
Then I let the hook slowly sink to the bottom of the lake before pulling it straight up again and re casting into the water.
I repeated this continuously until I had enough fish to eat. If this had been true survival I would have kept any sized fish for food. But I let a lot of smaller fish go to grow larger.
When fishing you have to remember that if you can see the fish, they can see you. You must sit very still and be quiet. Fish do not want to be eaten. They are wary.
By splashing the hook on top of the water and letting it sink, it kicks in the predator instinct in the fish. The fish will compete for food and attack before they have a chance to smell or examine the bait. The fastest one gets the food. When you are bobber fishing the fish have time to examine what you have on the line and will most likely pass on it.
But fast action like what I am doing here causes the fish to hit first and think about it later.
I will later do another video using a cane pole and fake bait that I make using materials from nature.
Then another video using only some fishing line, a hook and the rest all scavenged materials.
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