Shad Trawling Net?

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Bengalfan79, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Bengalfan79

    Bengalfan79 New Member

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    Anyone ever tried shad trawling net? They sell 2 different models at www.catfishconnection.com but before I buy I would like to know if they work. The models that the sell are made to be pulled about 35 feet behind a boat at 5-15 mph in circles. They are shaped kind of like a sock that is about 36" long and that has an open end. The net itself is 3/8" mesh comparable to most cast nets. Thanks and good luck to everyone.
     
  2. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Somebody just told me about these things Saturday. Looks like they would work well when the shad are hard to find.
     

  3. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    Ive used one some, for shad a cast net works better. if shad are scattered,
    it might pick you, up one every so often, On Asian, I don't know veridic, still out.
    And their might be some, tricks to using one, that makes them work better,
    I hung mine up, never thought I would use anymore , mice put some holes in it. patched it and going to try it on Asian carp got my doubts, large dip net, looks better.
    Jim
     
  4. azfshn23

    azfshn23 New Member

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    12ft preferablly. know what i mean
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've got one that's 3' in diameter and 4' deep. I haven't used it much, because so far, I haven't caught a single shad in it. I tried it in a large cove where the shad were jumping ahead of the boat, so I expected better results. Because of the difficulty of getting fresh shad, and poor results using frozen shad, I've pretty much switched over to skipjack.