Cast Net

Discussion in 'Castnet(s)' started by catfishing is fun, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    I am thinking about spending some of my christmas money on one, but i have a question, its winter and the bait fish aint biteing, could i still get them with a cast net
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Yes you can catch bait in the winter with a cast net. Are you fishing from the bank or boat? Some good info in the library.
     

  3. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    yeah, id start off with a small one, of course i learned that because i started off with a big one, but yes u can catch bait fish during the winter with a cast net.
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    yeah marshal theres good bait out there to be had if you can catch it . you might check the regulations in your state on cast netting in ky your suposed to have at least 500 surface acres of water before useing the net and no less than 100 yards from a dam . but i have thrown in ponds where i had permision and caught several blue gill and creeks where iv caught creek chubs and at night crawfish . the best places are off docks in or around marinas , but always get permision first .
    and you might want to start with a smaller net than mine which is a 10 footer but thats what i learned on and it works for me . good luck
     
  5. Denny H

    Denny H New Member

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    Absolutely you can catch bait fish, also this is a great time of year to be practicing. I would also start with a smaller size net until you became better.
     
  6. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    You may want to get it this time of year things tend to go up in the spring:0a27:
     
  7. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    thanks for all the info guys, how small is small, i was planning on getting a 4-1/2ft one is that "small"
     
  8. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    also ill be throwing from a bank
     
  9. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    sounds perfect thats the size i wish i had. i started with a 5 and now i have a 4 and wish it was a 4 1/2.
     
  10. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    a 4 1/2 foot one would be a diameter of 9 feet. Thats pretty large for a novice. You probably would be better off with something around 6 to 9 feet in diameter until you learn good, sound mechanics of throwing the net. Don't go too big at first as you may get so discouraged you throw the net in the water and walk away. I got one of my nets that way. LOL
     
  11. brent

    brent New Member

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    i use a 7' but that is the law here but i would suggest a smaller one at first just to practice w/ like these guys have said.
     
  12. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    thanks for all your help, i just bought a 4ft one, it took me about 45minutes, and i was getting it to hit almost fully open, now i just got to try it in the water