castnet skipjack

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by pendog66, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    Mellon and I were wondering if it was legal to castnet Skipjacks. Does anyone know?
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Whether it's legal or not, trying to catch grown skipjack in a castnet is like trying to catch flies between your thumb and finger. I think I may have caught 3 or 4 in the 4"-6" range over twenty-some-odd years. IMO, rod & reel is a much more effective way of catching them.
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    It is legal here but darn near impossible to acomplish. Like JTrew said about flies with your fingers about sums it up. Skipjack are way to fast to catch with a castnet.
     
  4. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    thanks guys, we are going to take a cast net with us but we do good on rod and reels so thats all i think we will need.
     
  5. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    I found one of my skipjack spots by throwing a cast net. I started to catch a few nice sized skipjacks along with shad and I decided to throw a jig around. I ended up catching around 100 in a few days. Its alot more fun with R&R and you catch alot more. And throwing cast nets repeatedly wears you out.
     
  6. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Yes, I agree your arms can get wore out pretty quickly.
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Catching big skipjack can wear you out, too. The first time we went to Pickwick, my arm was sore for 3 days afterward. Loved it!