Real Survival Fishing For My Food ~ How To Catch Fish In Survival

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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Comments (38)

  1. Jack hindle

    good vid everyone who is giving u shit just ignore them its fishing u catch some and you lose some

    June 14, 2016
  2. meorge potatoes

    insects flot….

    June 14, 2016
  3. Brad Rawluk

    this a bullcrap survival video

    June 14, 2016
  4. Tony Gatsby

    god u suck….

    June 14, 2016
  5. Edrick Pirveysian

    Great vid. I wanna be there.

    June 14, 2016
  6. Minedcraft

    tell that to my pickerill

    June 14, 2016
  7. Gavin Hopkinson

    You have said "you have to emulate nature." You're annoying.

    June 14, 2016
  8. jerremy boss boss


    June 14, 2016
  9. Cheveres


    June 14, 2016
  10. Jerrica Kelly

    There is a "jigging" method my grandfather taught me where we lightly weight a small feathery fly and "jig" it just under the water surface (between 12 and 18 inches deep) along the bank edge or overhanging brush. we would make it dance as far as we could this way with a fixed line on cain poles. Bream or crappie like those could not resist. The "plop" on the water only ever served me if I was attracting larger fish (bass, snook, tarpen). I normally stay quiet and try to cast no shadow in the waters edge ALL the time I freshwater fish.

    June 14, 2016
  11. E Calvert

    GIL NETS, Cheap and fold up small, work any place or time. No bait, fish can be off feed makes no difference. Screw the bait, lines and poles..

    June 14, 2016
  12. Aiden Rollins

    I found a100pound bird sleeping

    June 14, 2016
  13. jdroo

    I normally fish this way, and most the time i don't use bait, just a brightly colored hooks, either yellow or orange and even that bright yellowish green works too. caught a few huge catfish this way lol

    June 14, 2016
  14. Sparrow Flying

    If you haven't repented biblically by John's Baptism of repentance in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins in order to recieve the gift of the Holy Spirit then your not right with God. It won't matter then because don't fear men fear God! man is the least of your worries if your not right with God thru faith in Jesus Christ.

    June 14, 2016
  15. Joseph Driggers

    This video is terrible, this isn't even close to real life

    June 14, 2016
  16. glennnigga jawanigga

    put an pataw to know

    June 14, 2016
  17. glennnigga jawanigga

    are you playing?

    June 14, 2016
  18. Nuine

    ok now lets try this …….. how to make fishing line out of twine from a TREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! not stupid man made products….this is not survival! this is camping. go watch bear grylls. youll learn something

    June 14, 2016
  19. Bass_King 247

    How is this survival lmao

    June 14, 2016
  20. Hunter Jones

    when i am bored i go down to the lane find a hook and some line on the land and mae a pole then find some worms or a cricket

    June 14, 2016
  21. Hunter Jones

    "i'm simulating nature" Guys its nature simulater 2016

    June 14, 2016
  22. Chugawuga

    Real Survival Fishing: You could use a stick (but i'm using a fishing rod), you could use string (but i'm using fishing line), you could use real bait (but i'm using a synthetic worm, and a proper hook), oh and I couldn't fish from the bank because of the weeds but luckily I had my survival canoe with me :)

    June 14, 2016
  23. Jeffrey Donaldson

    if you find gills on the spawning beds the intrusion will trigger an attach which means food in your belly

    June 14, 2016
  24. Jeffrey Donaldson

    basic way i fly fish for bluegills only no fly rod works great is some places not so in others like creeks or rives that are fast flowing

    June 14, 2016
  25. Irving Ganbard

    Try cleaning the leaves out of your boat. Or is that camouflage so you look like part of nature?

    June 14, 2016
  26. Irving Ganbard

    Is this a joke? Survival fishing? Imitating nature? It's called fishing, dufus.

    June 14, 2016
  27. Bob Sullivan

    Any of the techniques you see on YouTube might work for you at a certain place and time. Much of the stuff on YouTube might never be of any use. The difference is the information that you have practiced and learned how to employ to your advantage.
    I'm willing to look at anything someone is willing to take the time to upload. Any little tidbit of information might prove valuable regardless off your expertise. I don't see any point in being critical of this video.

    June 14, 2016
  28. JIMinBama1

    Next time you fish with those little grubs , white ones are the grub most people who are into pan fish or Brim as we call them here use . Think this way . A lot of larva fall into the water and all larva I have ever seen are white . You will probably catch more .

    June 14, 2016
  29. Ray07

    check out the Primitive Technology channel for real survival videos.

    June 14, 2016
  30. N Vannote

    Instead of a useless swivel that will scare fish away maybe you should have brought a "survival" jig body.

    June 14, 2016
  31. EBKCuz

    You dumb fuck! How the fuck are you survival fishing when you have a fishing rod and bait? Stop baiting people to watch your shit.

    June 14, 2016
  32. Rashad Mashack

    thats what she said…

    June 14, 2016
  33. Bradley Garrett

    that first fish is a pumpkin seed bream not a pin fish

    June 14, 2016
  34. Henry Prendes

    tu sabes de pesca lo que llo se de aviones

    June 14, 2016
  35. Jason Stokes

    rite i never seen a fishing pole in real fishing

    June 14, 2016
  36. Nomad

    I'm not going to chuck mud on this vid at all ,I enjoyed the  fish biting. But anyone know what you could use in place of modern fishing line ? I can imagine going without a reel or rod but that line does make a difference to your success rate I would say ! And yes I do know that there are other methods from traps to dynamite : )  Are there any plant fibres you could use perhaps ?

    June 14, 2016
  37. Retro Ryan

    This guy is awesome ! He makes survival vids to help people but they complain ? Wow…..

    June 14, 2016
  38. THE metal boss


    June 14, 2016

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