Fish Traps

blackfish trap

Blackfish are caught with traps.  Traditionally made of wood, these traps now are more frequently made of wire mesh.  The traps are conical in form with an inner funnel at one end through which the fish enter.  They are often put in place in the fall before freeze up, but I’ve seen them set almost any time during the winter.  

-Always Getting Ready; Upterrlainarluta (James Barker)

Photo credit: James Barker