Survival Fishing – Small Panfish

I took a break from turkey hunting to film a short segment on survival fishing in the Florida woods. There are lots of small fish available in temporary ponds and drains that would be possible to eat in a survival situation. One only needs light tackle and a bait they’ll hit.

In the future I will put this technique into practice on an overnight camping trip on public land.


Comments (30)

  1. so steve

    very Nice spot my friend
    thanks for showing

    August 8, 2016
  2. Johnny Wewoka

    It sure makes it easier on the eyes if you SLOW DOWN THE MOVEMENT OF THE CAMERA.

    August 8, 2016
  3. Vineyard Saker

    Hi, could you please tell is what reel, rod and tackle you are using? Thanks!

    August 8, 2016


    August 8, 2016
  5. DarcShadow158

    I always thought the panfish was poisonus,so i catched about 20-30 of them,and gave all of them to my cat,she had a really good time ;)

    August 8, 2016

    i enjoyed the video, great to watch someone fishing and not have to listen loud blasting acid rock music. take care. EDDY

    August 8, 2016
  7. Rickey Stiles

    cool I'm from lake city but Ocala is home now

    August 8, 2016
  8. Rickey Stiles

    what area  of florida  are you from

    August 8, 2016
  9. Clay Sias

    gulp salmon eggs are the best ive used

    August 8, 2016
  10. Blake Mons

    Those are war mouth not panfish

    August 8, 2016
  11. Abdulgafoor vavatt

    i think it is a plastic feed am i correct?

    August 8, 2016
  12. Linda de Montaigu

    I've caught warmouths on a tiny piece of a hot dog I got at Racetrack lol

    August 8, 2016
  13. Lisa Tracy


    August 8, 2016
  14. Maxstewart

    Hey great vid i subbed. I love fishing. And i love panfsih fishing too

    August 8, 2016
  15. Brandon Carr

    What kind of back pack is that

    August 8, 2016
  16. Nicholas Cowart

    I found size 14 hooks at cabelas they were cheap like 20 fo 2$

    August 8, 2016
  17. Bush Camping Tools

    Great video and I subbed. Where I am right now some of the small fish are way sweet to eat and as you say if you catch enough you can have a good feed up. I'm using number 10's too. Anything smaller I've got to get out the microscope to tie them LOL!

    August 8, 2016
  18. vandamage0

    the camo pain helps you catch fish lol

    August 8, 2016
  19. Florida Tech

    U look fucked up

    August 8, 2016
  20. sgtpavlov

    nice video! I call that kind of fishing "dippin for dinks",as I will catch small fish like that too, at spillways where lakes drain, with tiny plastics,but just for fun. Since you said you like to have real small hooks with you in your backpack, I reccomend that you try mini trout magnets. mini trout magnets are tiny plastic bait,and jighead. the jighead weight is 1/200 oz and the hook is #14 size. you can also get packs of just the tiny jigheads if desired.

    August 8, 2016
  21. Caden Van ooyen

    If you like to use smaller hooks try using fly tying hooks they get pretty small

    August 8, 2016
  22. Marcos Diaz

    I have gulp maggots to I catch a lot of fish with them

    August 8, 2016
  23. That Guy Skimpy

    Nice video. I subscribed. It would be awesome if you would subscribe back. Thanks !

    August 8, 2016
  24. Walter Holland

    As for bait?  Try Slim Jim beef jerky.  Much cheaper than those commercial baits that are way over priced and you might be surprised by the results.  

    Not to mention it gives new meaning to the old statement:  “Well….we didn't catch any fish so we ate the bait”!  

    At any rate this is an excellent, as well as an informative video.

    August 8, 2016
  25. Very Tight Anus

    I was fishing in this exact same hole two months ago. Caught a 37 pound musky, got enough food for a month.

    August 8, 2016
  26. Oldcoinsandstuff1

    I'm very curious about the water. I'm from wa. State never been to Florida. Is it drinkable? Can it be made to be drinkable?? How!?!? 

    August 8, 2016
  27. gamenet 2025

    That's s nice video. Can you make a video how to cook fish in the wild. Thanks

    August 8, 2016
  28. Hoostas

    Great video. I like to see Florida survival stuff (I'm a Native. Yes we exist). What kind of  tiny pole you got there? Where yo get it?

    August 8, 2016
  29. floridanelson

    Speaking of survival, you have an edible thistle in the lower left of the screen at the beginning, 

    August 8, 2016
  30. Giuseppe Risini

    Cavolo che bell'acqua pulita in america,in italia e molto piu' sporca!

    August 8, 2016

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