When I was young, I used to fish off the bridge over the canal. It was a nice place, near the beach. I don't know the name of the fish but I do know we'd have to put it in a bucket of water for a couple days to clean it out before we could eat it. I usually used a nice bamboo pole with a length of fishing line with a hook on the end of it. The best time to catch fish was in the rain. Dad always made us use cheese as the bait.......LOL.
|3 pronged hook being made.|
|Black Fish Trap.|
The fishing pole is only used when you go down to the river. If you want black fish, you make a trap to catch them. The idea is that you put the trap in the water and the fish swim in through the opening and cannot get back out. I do not know any other names for a black fish and its the local name for a type of fish.
Then there is the net, used for most other types of fish like salmon, cod, halibut, etc. The guys take out a boat, go over a set of waterways till they get to "their" spot and string the nets across the river. They leave it for a couple of days before checking on it.
Fishing is an important part of life out where I work. They fish year round, even when they have to drill holes down through the ice with an auger.
In about two to three weeks, I'll be out on a camping trip with a bunch of kids. They will go fishing and I'll get to help cook their catch for dinner. Nothing better than fresh caught fish cooked over a Coleman stove and eaten in the fresh air. The outdoor adds flavor to whatever you cook.