advice : shad trawl net

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by buddyodie, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

    Does anyone out there use a trawl type net for catching bait, maybe some tips to use it ? I bought one last summer, but have never tried to use it. The older I get, the more my bum shoulder seems to act up. After half a dozen good tosses with a throw net, I'm done. Not a problem when baits easy to find, one or two good cast and you have all the bait you need. When bait is scarce and you get 2 or 3 shad per toss it's a killer. I have had some other advice, one said to tie it to the side of the boat another to pull it 15-30 feet behind the boat. If you use this type of net, what works best?
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

    Little Rock, AR
    Fastening it to the side of your boat definitely doesn't seem like it would work very well. I was told to drag it 30'-50' behind the boat, and try to guide the boat in a gentle circle, so that the net isn't directly behind the boat. I tried that in a spot where I could see shad jumping in front of the boat and never caught a shad. Several other people have posted that they didn't do well with them either. So, I don't have a suggestion of how to catch shad in a trawl, cuz I don't know how.