These things aren't legal in Ohio, so I've never even seen one let alone used one. Captain Hugh has graciously offered to supply me with all the bait I need, but I enjoy gathering bait as much as catching the cats. I have, thanks to the wonderful in depth information of justlearning, a 6 x 50 1 3/4, 3 3/4 stretch gill net coming with 4 floats. However, I don't know how to use it. Is it as it looks, that you put one end out and then unroll it across the current so that bait swimming upstream get their heads caught? Or do you use the net as a kind of corral and go in a circle? Thanks to just learning and reel blues for their help.