Fishin Fer Squirrels




About: I'm a mom of two boys, an adorable girl, and have a handsome hubby to boot.

Well shoot. We've been fishin for squirrels about 5 years now, and it's as fun as sloppin in the mud on a hot July day. It's easy as pie too-even grandma will get in on the fun. And it sure as heck beats the fun you have trying to find her dentures in the garbage disposal.

This game is for any age to play. It's also cheap and fun. So have a go at it- it's just the darndest thing!

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Step 1: Get Your Supplies

Supply List (one pole):

(1) whole peanuts.
(2) a stick or wooden dowel.
(3) string, cut to length (at least 4-9 ft).

Step 2: Rig Up the Squirrel Fishin Pole

This here part is so simple! 

Grab your cut string and tie one end in a knot around your rod, and the other of your string in a knot around the whole peanut.

NOTE: Using a whole peanut makes tying as slick as a pig on ice!

Step 3: Nab Yer Squirrel!

To nab a squirrel, hop in your truck and find the most woodsy area that has a a dozen squirrels, or at least a few. Look for a squirrel. Once you've spotted it, follow these steps:

1. Take your rod and toss out the string with the peanut at the end to try and bait your squirrel.
2. The squirrel will slowly come to your peanut and then BAM! He'll grab that peanut and hold on for dear life!
3. Once the squirrel holds on, put down your pole and slowly pull it in! It won't let go unless it's scared- the prize it too good- so keep your line still and no sudden moves. The squirrel will then scurry off once it's a couple feet to you, or once it gnaws off the peanut. 

Here's a video of my little boy givin it a go, and he's just two. I'll be darned if you don't smile watchin it. Enjoy.

Squirrel Fishn from CH on Vimeo.

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    83 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Poor squirrel!!! Even though I blow them with the 12 gauge! !!


    5 years ago

    Haha! I have to try this! Hopefully I can make it my dinner, lol! Thanks fir the idea!

    1 reply

    Haha, I've done this for YEARS! It's quite hilarious. I found it much easier to just use a fishing pole though. The resident squirrels will learn the rope holds the nut, the fishing line is harder for them to see, and sometimes they can chew through it, but it's still a blast.


    6 years ago

    But the end of the video was awkward.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Too cute. I was a little worried when I first read the title but this is a neat idea


    6 years ago on Introduction

    There is a huge difference between squirrels and rats - the average squirrels lives for 25 years! It's true, they have a big life, a big social life, they really do. A rat's average life span is only 3 years. Both of these animals are smart but there is a reason to practice scientific experiments on an animal with such a short life span. Please think again before you shoot a squirrel. When you take out an animal with such a long life span you affect all of it's friends and family. The higher the play level of an animal the higher its intelligence. Squirrels play all day. Just watch them next time for a bit before you shoot.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    thanx man i drived them into a spiky mouse trap fixed on a wooden bar and i had an amazing BBQ Squirrel diner :D

    2 replies

    6 years ago on Step 3

    that looks too funnnnnnnn! thanks for the idea.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    we do this all the time in Montana, except we catch grizzly bears...surprisingly easy to lure them in when using the neighbor's kids as bait... :)

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    6 years ago on Step 3

    I did this same thing with some ferrets I had and a rubber chew toy they loved, I just tied it onto a fishing pole and once I got a bite I started reeling them in xD Made catching them when I had to put them up quick and fun xD