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The Illegal Fishing Plant – Mullein

The common mullein plant grows all over the world. It’s known by many names even in just the English speaking world. The primary reason it’s so famous is because of the plant is highly medicinal. There are just a so many ailments that people claim this plant helps. It’s like a small pharmacy on the ground and based on its age, it can assist in different fixes for your health.

But today we are more interested in another amazing characteristic in this plant. It has the ability to catch fish!

Yep, that’s right! The abundant seeds can be collected and ground and then used to effectively stun fish. The seeds are broadcast over the water and the chemicals in the seed permeate throughout the water. The fish who encounter these seeds are stunned and will float to the water for easy collection.

HOWEVER! This action and use of the mullein seeds is illegal in all 50 states. Every state’s wildlife or game and fish laws do not allow the use of chemicals either naturally derived or otherwise to be used in fishing. Getting caught could result in hefty fines from a wildlife agent.

It’s also interesting to note that natives in many countries who would use these techniques to collect fish would do so responsibly. They knew that if they did this on a body of water too often, it would destroy the population so much that it may not recover. And so natives would keep track of where they used these seeds and how often around where they lived.

So this video is just for entertainment and informational purposes only.

About Zachary Bauer

Zachary lives with his wife, two sons and his wife's parents on An American Homestead deep in the mountains of the American Ozarks. They all moved there together in July of 2013 where they began to build the homestead. They are off-grid with the exception of a phone line.

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2 comments

  1. Mr. Bauer, if you have rocky, clay packed area this plant can be used to prepare the soil for growing vegetables. These plants can grow in concrete (and often do in the city) and their short tap roots are strong enough to break down the concrete within their two year life span.

    Also if you have a black walnut tree you can collect the nuts and soak them in a bucket of water. Steep for a day or so. Then you pour it in an area where you suspect heavy worm traffic. The juglon in the walnut tree will bring the worms up to the surface (the big night crawlers) stunned like the mullein fish. You can pick the worms up and use those to fish with. I don’t believe that method of catching worms is illegal in any of the 50 states. Check with your local game and wildlife personnel first though. hahahhahahaah

  2. Didnt know about this plant and in terms of usage – stun is not like bomb, so i think sometimes this plant should be allowed 🙂

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