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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

This answer is based on the meaning of "Petri Heil", I have hardly any first hand knowledge of the use of this phrase. For starters it is certainly restricted to countries where the majority religion ...
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If one falls through the ice while ice fishing alone, how might one get out?

If you fall through lake ice while your speed is low or zero, you probably can find the hole in the ice right away; so the first danger, of drowning, should not be a problem. Whenever you go onto ice, ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

I disagree greatly with all previous answers. Pushing the hook the rest of the way through is very painful and takes much longer than the method I describe below. My preferred method is to wrap some ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Alaska Department of fish and Game: Statewide Definitions Bait means any substance applied to fishing gear for the purpose of attracting fish by scent, including fish eggs in any form, natural or ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

Often the best solution is to get some fine nosed pliers and push the point of the hook out and through, making an 'exit wound'. This is often preferable to trying to pull a barbed hook back the way ...
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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

I grew up in Italy, in a fishermen's village on the Adriatic Sea. I never heard this expression, and I am pretty sure I've never heard it anywhere in the Mediterranean. Furthermore, I think that a "...
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Why do some people stand inside the river fishing?

Fishing in a river while wearing waders permits me to fish down stream and positioning my lures in the spot that is only possible while being in the water. This also helps me to avoid the many snags ...
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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

In case you do not mind a regional-based mutation, among Czech fishermen a very similar greeting can be heard: "Petru zdar!" or "Petrův zdar", which has the same meaning as "Petri Heil". However, I ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Yes it means no bait as in absence of bait. Single as apposed to double, triple, ... hooks Fish will strike at lures / spinners. Especially if they don't have much experience with fisherman. ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

The usual place this happens is a finger, ear, occasional other places. If you are close to town, and have good insurance by all means, tape it in place to minimize movement, and go see a doctor. I'...
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If one falls through the ice while ice fishing alone, how might one get out?

In addition to the ice claws, I recently attended an ice fishing seminar where the presenter highly recommended wearing a windproof and insulated fishing suit with built in flotation. He said having ...
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Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

I grew up in a fishing community on islands north of Scotland, and never once heard this. The folks up there used English and Norse greetings, but not a German one, so I would imagine it is German-...
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License Not Needed for Fishing in County of Residence

The section you've quoted does not say you can fish everywhere in your home county without a license. The exemption applies only when you are on your homestead (or your spouse's, kid's, etc.). Note ...
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What tool(s) would be helpful for unhooking fish?

The best tool I have found for this is a Hemostat. Source They are long and thin, enabling you to reach in and get to fishhooks that are deep inside and can be locked onto the hook. It's also ...
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When to kill and bleed a fish

Important to note that specific state regulations could apply to your situation. For instance, my state has a fishing regulation which states: "It is unlawful for any person to possess a fish in any ...
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Easiest way to preserve a fishing catch - with cooking or pickling

SALT Before refrigeration salt was the primary means of preserving fish. As you mention in your question filleting them is a a good first step, they should also be dried to reduce the amount of salt ...
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How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

I have seen a doctor perform the removal of a hook embedded in the skin. As most have pointed out, the first best thing is medical attention I won't dare argue against that sound advice. But, one ...
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Difference between tippet and plain old mono or fluorocarbon?

You CAN use the fluorocarbon for tippet. In fact many high quality tippets ARE made of fluorocarbon. What you get by buying the smaller roll of tippet is portability and the ability to conveniently ...
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Why couldn't you eat frozen bait shrimp?

Live shrimp are just that, alive. You can use the fact that they are alive to determine that they are reasonably safe to eat. However frozen shrimp do not have that built-in check. The FDA and other ...
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Knot to tie a hook onto the middle of a line

Dropper Loop Knot Tie Dropper knots at the points where you want hooks. Tie your hooks to a short length of line and put a perfection loop in the other end. Connect the hooks to the short lines to ...
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Does freezing cut bait affect its attractiveness to fish?

YES. Freezing any type of bait definitely makes it less attractive to fish. Freezing depletes the bait of it's scent and essential oils that attract fish. The scent and oils are still there, but ...
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How do you smoke salmon in the wild without a smoker?

You make a smoker, all you need to carry with you is some tinfoil. Best tasting fish I ever had was cooked in a tinfoil smoker out in the woods on a winter camp, we lashed together a simple rack like ...
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Worm catching with electricity?

Had a neighbor who used this technique to get worms all the time. It was amazing how well this system really works. He used a system where he had several car batteries rigged onto a dolly and thus was ...
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Are there fish in lakes with a lots of glacial flour?

Oh there are lots of fish in there. I grew up only 70km from the glacier that feeds the Elk River, and I've spent a lot of time up at the lakes just below the glacier. In the winter, the water is ...
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Camping site suggestions

It depends on the kind of camping you want to do. The easiest type of camping to find is camping at a campground. Usually this involves paying a nightly fee (often around $20-30 per night) for a ...
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If I get a ticket for fishing without license, will buying a licence make my ticket go away?

He's on the take. Contact the main office, explain the whole thing. They may wish your help to nab him. In general I don't know any jurisdiction where getting the permit after getting caught ...
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How long will worms last in the refrigerator?

The worms that you more than likely have are what most people know as "nightcrawlers". They should be larger than regular earthworms, lively when touched, and "juicy" (lots of crud comes out when you ...
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Why do some people stand inside the river fishing?

Most of the people I see standing in water fishing are wearing hip waders or chest waders essentially really tall rubber boots. They are not getting wet, they are getting farther from shore, and ...
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How long can fresh water fish live on a stringer?

A fish can survive a few hours on a stringer, but they're generally not the best approach. The fish will struggle against the stringer and injure itself, which can damage the fish and raises other ...
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