So I'm wondering how many of you have fishing gear in your preps? I'm not talking about your little 2 foot Mighty Mite fishing rod and reel (although that's a start) or 25 feet of line and a couple of hooks, I'm talking about some serious fishing gear. Level wind reels, decent size spinning reels, various rods of different weight, lures, different types of hooks, lines of different weights for different applications? How about seining nets, gill nets, or even crawdad traps?
You don't have to have top of the line gear, but species specific gear can be a great help - you're not going to catch trout out of a clear mountain stream using 20 pound test line and you're not going to catch many bass or catfish on ultra-light trout gear.
Fish is a great source of protein and are abundant. You would be surprised at where you can catch fish - I've got decent size trout out of streams I was straddling. Plus you have to consider that if shit gets really serious, large wild game in the US will be virtually extinct within a few years with everybody in the country shooting everything they can.
I think I'm going to do a few posts here in the near future for the folks that don't know how to fish. Do you think it'll be worth my while? Is there anybody out there that might be interested in doing a guest post on the various netting techniques? I'm pretty ignorant on that end.