"Castnet Tutorial" for those that want to learn!!!

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Dreadnaught, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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  2. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Great info - thanks!
     

  3. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I definitely want to learn to do that!
     
  4. riddleofsteel

    riddleofsteel New Member

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    Our cat fishing as taken on an entire new dimension since we bought a couple of cast nets. We are catching shad in lakes and river where I never knew they existed. Tons of free bait under you all the time!! My 13 year old son takes particular pride in catching our bait with his own net.
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    U da man uncle JW.
     
  6. eggman

    eggman New Member

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    Hey John ol Buddy! I been tryin to figuer out this cast net deal but never have caught any fresh live liver in the darn thing. The little critters just seem to slip out the holes. Help me out here JW.....

    :cool2:

    egg
     
  7. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    thanks john , very well explained.
     
  8. just cats

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    Great article, it will save a lot of guys the frustration that I and a lot of others went through trying to learn how to toss those things. I remember practicing in the backyard until my arms hurt and then get on the river and forget everything. Felt like tossing it over the side and letting go of the rope a few times! I finally got it figured out but this article sure would have save me some grief. Good post.
     
  9. Dreadnaught

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    Doug, you need to get a net with smaller holes, LOL!!!
     
  10. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    thats the link i used to learn to throw cast net.thanks dreadnaught.
     
  11. Dreadnaught

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    Glad I could help, Harry!!!
     
  12. RamRod

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    Thanks for your help JW, it was much appreciated!
     
  13. Dreadnaught

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    Just bumping this back up, for those who need the help!!!
     
  14. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Back to the top we go!!!!
     
  15. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    thanks jw there are new members who need to know this and besides i may need a refresher too
     
  16. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    You are a heck of a helpful guy JW. I'm just trying to teach my friends to cast a net so I don't have to anymore. I will direct them to your thread.
     
  17. kyredneck

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    Thanks JW, you're an excellent teacher. This may be the method I've been waiting for. I foresee a try at castnetting in my future. I've got one (somewhere, had it for years) that's never been opened out of the package (don't even remember how I come to have it) but I do remember someone, after seeing it, making the remark, "You'll never be able to throw that one, it's way too big". Which leads me to some questions:

    1) To begin with, the section of the KY regs on sports cast nets is ambiguous to me. What size mesh is allowed in KY?

    2) What's the best choice of net to learn with and still catch some bait? In the catalogs, there's choices of nets from 3' to 12' radius; monofilament (clear or blue), multifiliment, and nylon filiment; 3/4 lb or 1 lb weight per ft; etc., etc.,. Anyone care to comment here?

    3) What are some techniques for hunting the quarry?
     
  18. Grumper

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    Thanks for the info, I hope I can get better at throwing that thing.
     
  19. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    Had bought a cast net 3 weeks ago and couldnt throw it at all. Your pics and tutoring taught me i was using the wrong hand and was doing everything backwards. tried it this weekend and it worked like a champ. Caught lots of bait till i hung my net on a stick and broke 4 lines in the net getting it out of the river. tried to fix it but didnt do a very good job. it was a 3.5 footer i bought on clearance for 9 bucks. IU definetly caught more bait than 9 dollars worth. Thanks a million for the post.

    dru
     
  20. mcwrestler

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    I will have to try it the way it is shown there. My old roomate taught me a different way that has seemed easier than the way it is on there, but I will try that way before I make a judgement. Will the way shown work for all sizes, or is it best for a certain size. I use a 6 ft net regularly, and have only tossed a 12 foot once, and it was alot harder than I expected.