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Raising fish in a barrel
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tommy    Posted 08-27-2003 at 03:42:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have any know how to raise fish in a barrel or some other container that I can aquire free or cheap.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 08-27-2003 at 18:07:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
There was an article on this very thing in the Countryside & Small Stock Journal, but it has been a while back. You might go to homesteading and ask. I bet someone there knows how to locate the article.

ATW/WA    Posted 08-27-2003 at 15:56:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just throw them in the horse/livestock tank. Those little feeder fish from the feed store, keep the skeeter wigglers under control. The local fish&game officer, he don't like to see bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, walleye, etc. in there. So besure to put some concrete blocks on their side for the fish to hide in.


Errin OH    Posted 08-27-2003 at 11:29:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Find yourself an old (large) freezer. Gut it (remove sharp edges, tape over any holes) and line with 5 mil plastic. Post "No fishing sign". Post "NO hunting sign". Go to wally world and get a 1 gallon plastic bucket, cheap 12v (boat) sump pump, bag of cotton, some charcoal, fish tank rocks, and tubing. Cut out a piece of fabric and line bucket. Put in a layer of charcoal, cover with cotton, top off with rock. It will pack down so go easy on the rock. Place sump on bottom of tank (freezer) and run discharge tube to bucket. Punch a series of small holes (say 1/8", evenly spaced in a circle) in bottom of bucket until incoming water matches or is a little less than out flow (don't want the bucket over flowing). Hang about 6-12" above tank. Falling water should provide enough aeration. You could use a pool filter but it will not have charcoal in it and you'll have to change it out. Just make sure the discharge is dropping into the water so aeration takes place. Having done all this you will most likely have a temp control problem, so pick carefully where you put it. A 20 cub ft freezer should hold about 150 gallons. Not sure what you want to raise, but depending on how big you want them to get you'll needed to have a place to move them to as they grow.

Coon Catcher Clay    Posted 08-27-2003 at 10:13:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When you get them fish raised up give me a holler on this message board.I always wanted to shoot some fish in a barrel[I heard that it was real easy to do].I will Pay you for the privelage.I load my own ammo and I have a special load for my 44.It has small fishooks cast into the bullet.My eyes ain't all that good anymore and this way if I miss I might snag them as the bullet goes by

Les    Posted 08-27-2003 at 13:38:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bet it ain't as easy as it might seem.

Yah it is...    Posted 08-27-2003 at 14:00:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have 'shot' a couple hundred fish in my time...Never 'hit' one yet...It aint the bullet that brings em up...It is the concussion...Scoop fast with the net or they will 'wake up' and swim away...Once in the boat it is wise to use a 'persuader' to convince them to stay put...I have lost more than one that came alive and flailed itself up and over the side...

I highly recommend if you use that .44, that you find a full-metal-jacket load...Even hard-cast wheel weight loads will not penetrate the water far enough and you will just splash and get wet...Ask me how I know...Go on...Ya know ya wanna... ;-)

Salmoneye, Who Lives In The Last State Where There Is Still A Legal Firearms Fish Shooting Season...

hay    Posted 08-27-2003 at 05:04:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
first, you need a large barrel and a high volume air pump and don't crowd the fish. ask your local county ag extension agent and they should have some literature on the subject. also do a search on it's not an easy way to raise them, but it can be done.

Dang Tommy.....    Posted 08-27-2003 at 05:00:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
you got more projects going than Carter has little liver pills....let me know whut you're eating fer breakfast...I can use some of dat energy :^) Clipper

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