Shad trawl

Discussion in 'Shad Talk' started by gearhead, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. gearhead

    gearhead New Member

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    Has anyone ever used one of these behind their boat to catch shad and does work ,
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Tennessee
    This has been discussed a few times before, so here goes again. I have used one two times with limited success, caught some the first time, 0 the second time. Not much of a survey but all I have. Will do some more surveying this summer and report how it goes.
     

  3. bsu_catfisher

    bsu_catfisher New Member

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    Rising Sun, Indiana
    I have never heard of one. Could someone give me some information on it?
     
  4. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    MO
    Better make sure it's a legal means of taking bait in your state before you get too carried away...
     
  5. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    Haughton Louisiana
    I'll sale you mine.
     
  6. mudkip

    mudkip New Member

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    SC
    Best advise I can offer is to get an 8 foot Betts net---cheapest one, and learn to throw it. You will never want for bait again.:lol:
     
  7. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    north alabama
    ebay has a 9 ft cast net for 14.95 plus shipping
     
  8. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    MO
    That's diameter, not radius...
     
  9. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    Keep your $30. I got one for half price and tried it for 2 straight hours everyway I cold think of and just couldnt figure it out.The directions said go 15 mph but the thing would come completely out of the water when I went that fast.I could literally see the shad swim around the thing.Its way to much trouble to fool with to me.7 to 8 ft thrownet is the best way.Unless you can make shad bite sabika rigs which I cant do but some striper fisherman say that they can.
     
  10. catmando2

    catmando2 New Member

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    Arkansas
    I agree, Save your money and get a cast net and learn to use it. The drag nets are more trouble then they are worth to me
     
  11. onlyriverfish

    onlyriverfish Member

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    Nebraska
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    james
    :smile2: Like Buck said.I have one sitting in garage if anyone wants on real cheap- has had little use.
     
  12. jstall

    jstall New Member

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    Gary Texas
    I have one. I have used it. Never could make it work. Pulled it and pulled it, in circles, zig zag, slow, fast, in the river, in the lake, caught a hand full of shad. It hangs in the barn where it will stay. Catches Mud dubber's nest real good.
    Good fishing
    Joe