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Old 09-30-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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methods of catching fish (ocean)

i would like to catch a fish or two for my tank. i have never caught fish to keep alive as i have always speared them for food. at any rate, what kind of methods do some of you use to catch fish?

in some of the tide pools i can probably use a net, however, if i dive, i am not sure how to catch live specimens.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:27 AM   #2
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Speared them for food? Hey-zoos man, you have a Kroger near by or what?? ; ) Lets hope its a hobby and not a way of life : )
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when you grow up on an island in the middle of the pacific ocean, it is very natural to go spear fishing. so, yeah, it is a way of life. i have been to memphis and ate some great cat fish there... the were caught for food too (hooks... sharp object just like a spear)!

at any rate, i would like to catch some for my tank without having to spear them and if anyone has any experience doing this i would be interested with your methods of securing your catch.
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:12 AM   #4
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Go diving with a net. It would be like a huge fish store
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Nets are going to be tricky. Go to a dive shop and get a fish sucker. It's a big clear tube with a plunger in it. Pull back on the plunger and it sucks the fish into the tube. Haven't used it personally but hear they work quite nicely. Enjoy.
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