Survival Fishing- The Ultimate Primitive Basket Fish Trap

This video describes how to build a primitive basket fish trap for survival fishing purposes.

If you support SIGMA 3 Survival School, then please share like and subscribe. Also please click on ads. Clicking these ads provides us extra revenue to make more and better videos! So please help support us and our move to spread self reliance skills all over the world!

For world class survival gear tested by our instructors and approved by Sigma 3 visit our Survival Store

SIGMA 3 Links:
Survival Training Schedule-
Become a SIGMA 3 Instructor-


Comments (35)

  1. Michael S

    that camo though lol

    August 8, 2016
  2. john doe

    definatly like this stlye I think the tied together sticks method isn't as sturdy as the five vines one.

    August 8, 2016
  3. Richard Sales

    omg you insects over there are loud how do you's sleep at night lol

    August 8, 2016
  4. Adrian J Nyaoi

    If I have to make one I use split bamboo

    August 8, 2016
  5. Palma Maiorano

    Taking my fish trap for annual camp-out with 53 other peeps to celebrate Memorial Day! Showing the kids a more environmentally friendly way to fish, leaving no hooks, lead, lures, etc. in lakes and rivers. Happy Holiday, y'all! Thanks for your help, guys!

    August 8, 2016
  6. Iceman 213

    First ,Thanks for sharing your videos . I only have one question, does the color of the vines make any difference? …..

    August 8, 2016
  7. Yobyaxes

    Aw damn. I wanted to see your trap catching a fish.

    August 8, 2016
  8. Jamie Bennett

    human beings making a positive and constructive youtube video………..nice.

    August 8, 2016
  9. Joe McCranie

    I have a lot of vines in the area I live as well. I'm in South Carolina.Looks very useful. I'm guessing you would dig some worms to go in there as bait? Or maybe a dead fish.

    August 8, 2016
  10. MrsSuzyClark

    Hi, great job with this trap! My sons age 11 and 14 are going to try to make this by watching your video. We live in South FL. Is there any type of trees/vines you recommend in our area? I'm not even sure we have grape vines, but maybe I can purchase some online. Also, you have a note on the video that you have a "new and improved version" of this trap, but when I click on it, the link is broken. Is this your newest video or is there another one that's revised? Thanks so much!!

    August 8, 2016
  11. Robert Von Bruns

    Telling me what your vines are in the south does not help this Vermonter that much. I will say though, my father had his first heart attack after pulling grape vines down that were about the same size as what you begin your video with.
    Does not leave me with good memories, even though he survived the first heart attack, he didn't survive number two. That was 53 years ago, and I still remember it as if it was yesterday.

    August 8, 2016
  12. Aryeh Katan

    all the survival is great knowledge…but in what comes up for usa and canada an atomic all out war…best is to go down to mexico brazil, uruguay paraguay chile etc…get out of usa you ll be done there first days…
    all this skill is great untill the water is polluted, fishes die of atomic raidation etc….then it will be hell to survive anywhere..all poisoned…

    August 8, 2016
  13. Randy Flint


    August 8, 2016
  14. Trey Morman

    Very good method. I've used it many times. Best thing about it is once you get a fish you can take the guts of the fish and parts you don't use and just throw it into the basket and it becomes bait so really it's a method that works itself all you have to do is wait and let the cycle repeat itself.

    August 8, 2016
  15. christianarey12

    shave your damn face, take the branch patch off, or never put that uniform on again.

    August 8, 2016
  16. Marty McFly

    Hey guys, first off I love the video and really appreciate this and all the other great tutorials you make. Second, I live in northwest Missouri and can't seem to find any vines like that anywhere around me. Is there another material that I could use instead?

    August 8, 2016
  17. Chance Sanders

    Is that a HOGtooth around your neck?

    August 8, 2016
  18. Deldari Be Happy (DELDARI BEHAPPY)


    August 8, 2016
  19. Joseph Squires

    Well done. I enjoyed this video. Some big rocks may be needed to keep the trap sunk in the water. It looks really cool. Good tutorial for making baskets and other items too. Thanks for sharing!

    August 8, 2016
  20. Monique Teghe

    Thanks for the video, I would loved to have seen it in action, and how it was placed in the water (would you need rocks inside to keep it down?)

    August 8, 2016
  21. itsdonenow

    Where do you go to live in the woods for 2 years? 

    August 8, 2016
  22. modm modm

    حركه جميله

    August 8, 2016
  23. Wolf Soldier

    Not trying to be a dick, but when making the entry ring couldn't you tie the first ring leave the extra and slip the notched spokes in between the first and second layer? That would put the second ring on the inside of the trap as well.

    August 8, 2016
  24. jake otropo

    Yeah originally from south east asia method but you're missing something on that… its not really good fish trap I'm telling you!!! A little knowledge is too dangerous!!!… peace out 

    August 8, 2016
  25. troy scott

    What would you use for bait? 

    August 8, 2016
  26. Violet Newstead

    I just want to scream "SHUT UP!" That place is loud!

    August 8, 2016
  27. Pornmaggot

    so…. the fishes are too stupid to find their way out again?
    i ve seen a different trap before with that kind of entrance but: there were spikes in the cone pointing towards the entrance of the trap. so you were basically able to go further in but got hurt/stuck when trying to move back

    August 8, 2016
  28. edealliawiza a lestari

    in my country,indonesia,,,we usually call it,,''bubu'',,,it's our traditional way to catch some fish,,,,,very nice video

    August 8, 2016
  29. Jacob Tyler

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial for free. This is brilliant.

    August 8, 2016
  30. Alvaro Molina


    August 8, 2016
  31. Steven Doornbos

    Very interesting video.  One question though:  If you only need 9 pieces why did you even start out with 10?  I think I must have missed something.

    August 8, 2016
  32. momstheword11

    best 17 minutes I have spent in a long time!

    August 8, 2016
  33. 3Curls26

    im from south texas,and i enjoyed video. thanks

    August 8, 2016
  34. JRoberts1260

    Nice upload, I have been using grapevines to make traps for a long time of similar design, but I just use old skeeter screen salvaged from old abandoned houses to make the sides and cone. not as time consuming and admittedly there isn't always skeeter screen laying around so this is good dope. Lots of talipia and black bass here in lakes/ponds just be advised of the trapping laws.

    August 8, 2016
  35. Deb Nichols

    What if there r no vines

    August 8, 2016

Add Your Comment