Here's an innovative fishing tip from survival expert Tim Jones; how to make a Native American catfish trap.

Tim cautions that this may be illegal where you are and could get you a ticket, but it's so amazing I had to share.

I checked the MnDNr Fishing regulations and it doesn't specifically say you can't trap the fish in this manner, however it does say that 'noodling' or catching the fish by hand is illegal. Since you need to pick the fish up after it's caught, I assume that would count as noodling.

At any rate, Tim makes it clear this is just a survival technique, and if it works a slick in real life as it does in the video, it's pretty brilliant. Skip to about 2:22 to see the results.