|A few improvised hooks: Left to right...carved wood, a nail, soda can tab|
Fish are a great source of protein, fats, and vitamins, exactly what a survivor needs. As a matter of fact, all fresh water fish are edible. You do have to be careful of some tropical fish like electric eels and stingrays. It does take a certain amount of skill to catch fish. But it burns less energy than hunting and stalking prey.
|Using sewing kit materials...the button can attract the fish / weight the hook|
After making improvised hooks, you will have to attract the fish some how. This can be accomplished by baiting or luring the fish. Baiting is using the fish's food source to entice them. Using berries, insects or minnows are good offerings. When baiting the hook try not to kill the bait if using live bait. The movement will draw the fish in.
|Lure made from paper clip, soda can, bird feather, and shirt thread|
Another method of catching fish using trash is the bottle trap. Cut the top from a bottle and invert it back into the bottle. This method will catch small fish and crustaceans.