I am not sure if this really counts as catching a fish with bare hands, but when I had my beloved turtles we would put feeder goldfish in the pond. However, these crazy turtles would never eat them or would let a few of them grow until they were decent sized. The nets like one would usually use to catch small fish sometimes did not work as well as would hope but one could literally pick the fish up and move them. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. I’ve been to lakes and ponds where I could do that as well so I’m not so sure this is a difficult thing to do.
Apparently one of my friends wants to take me “noodling” which is basically sticking your hands in murky water trying to catch catfish which is something I can’t eat because it is not kosher.
Have you ever been noodling?
Completed : I can’t remember