Good Size Gill net

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by TX Fisherman, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    I was wondering what a good size gill net would be to catch some decent sezed catfish. i have been asked by a friend to remove all the catfish from his pond, i know how to use a gill net i just dont know a good size to use, like 1" sqare or 2" square or what?
     
  2. mswaterfowler

    mswaterfowler New Member

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    I think you could chum the area and then use the net. I have never tried anyhting like that but it seems like it would work.
     

  3. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    kevin you need to use a net size according to the size of the fish.if i was you i would go to a 3 to 5 1/1 inch square webbing.
     
  4. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    alright yeah you set up the net, chum all around it and the fish come in looking for food and get caught
     
  5. hopnbrly

    hopnbrly New Member

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    When we say pond what size of pond are we talking about?If it is a smaller pond a couple of trot lines might also help but, if you use them and he also has other species in his pond that he wants to keep try to use more cat specific baits.Personally Im not sure why he would want to get RID of the cats but each to his own.
     
  6. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Why not just catch them
     
  7. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    yeah, that's more fun.