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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by pendog66, Dec 28, 2005.
Mellon and I were wondering if it was legal to castnet Skipjacks. Does anyone know?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, I agree your arms can get wore out pretty quickly.
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!