Shad Hoops

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by cross_their_eyes, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. cross_their_eyes

    cross_their_eyes New Member

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    Has anyone ever use Shad Hoops for catching shad? If you don't know; they are about three feet in diameter and four or five feet long. You troll them about thirty feet behind the boat in a circle motion. I've never heard of anyone using them and I thought someone on the BOC would know. I can pick one up for about 50 bucks.:0a36:
     
  2. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Hmm.. Wonder how many of them dang silver carp you could catch in 5 min. Maybe worth a try. Are they even legal in missouri?
     

  3. porboy

    porboy New Member

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    A friend and myself bought one together and it worked great to get shad.
    The downside was that they are a burger to pull, one of our boats at the time
    was a 20hp and it was all it could do to pull it. Also most of them was dead or
    died shortly after. I guess the first ones in the net got smashed. Anyway you could fill a 5 gallon pail very fast and easy.
    Bill
     
  4. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Better check your state regulations before you spend any money. I don't think they're allowed in Missouri - only pole and line, small minnow traps, throw nets, dip nets and seines are permitted for catching baitfish.
     
  5. cross_their_eyes

    cross_their_eyes New Member

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    I'll have to check into it.
     
  6. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I have seen them, but not used them. I use a dip basket and cast net.
     
  7. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    I have one you can fill the boat with shad.
     
  8. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    This the same as a Shad trawl?