Primitive fishing isn't a difficult game, but a lot of people overcomplicate it. You need to have the right bait and drop it in the right spot at the right time. That's it. When it comes to fishing for your survival, the stakes are a bit higher. It's easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated when you're not catching anything.
When the SHTF there may be no stores open to buy food, or if you choose to bug-out, none will be close enough. Fishing is one way to gather protein when the SHTF. However, if you want to be successful, you'll want to avoid these five mistakes at all costs. These will leave you and your family feeling hungry and discouraged.
Big Problem #1: Overdoing it on the bait
Adding too much bait to your hook causes two problems.
Number one, you may be intimidating the fish you're trying to catch. When you're fishing, so you don't starve, you'll take anything you can get, right? By stacking whole fish carcasses onto the hook, you're scaring the fish away because they feel threatened by whatever it is they see floating towards them. Sure, some of the large fish you're unlikely to find might go after it, but those catches are rarer.