how much are bait nets?

Discussion in 'Castnet(s)' started by Dogfish, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Guest

    And how big are they?
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Depends on what your definition of a "bait net" is... I have a 3½ foot cast net I got at Wally World for less than $20. You can get them in various sizes. I started with the smallest till I get good at throwing it...
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  3. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    3.5 ' - 10'

    a good throw net can cost anywhere from $20-$100+ depending on size materials and quality
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    When you get your only net hung up on the bottom at the start of your trip, it is worth a couple of hundred dollars. When you have caught about every shad in the river/lake and haven't had a bite, they are not worth a thing. That is the way life goes. LOL
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    there really not that expensive in the long run ive now got four of them but you will soon learn that a larger net catches lots more bait i started with a 3 footer now i use a four but if i thought i could throw it id only use an 8 footer but being 5'7 i can just barely manage the four but you do get better at it with practice
     
  6. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    I get all of mine for around $25 at Wal-Mart, I usually get a 6 or 7 footer. If you go to a Wal-Mart that sells a lot of saltwater gear sometimes you can find the saltwater cast net which is a lot heavier and usually catches more bait since it sinks faster.
     
  7. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i have a 10' mono i bought at dick's sporting goods for $27. iv repaired the holes in it twice and it needs it agian iv had this net 6 months i keep it in the boat in a 5 gallon bucket that has holes in it this allows the net to stay dry so it will last longer , when you tear holes in them lay them out on the ground and stitch them back together with 6# line , its cheaper than buying a new one
     
  8. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Before you go off to buy one of any size, check your local regulations to see what size, both diameter and mesh, is legal in your area...W