What landing net do you all recommend?

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by crab, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. crab

    crab New Member

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    What landing net do you all recomende for catfishing? Thanks in advance for the help!:cool2:
     
  2. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    Good point crab, I'll need to know that one myself if I get to one of the gatherings over there.

    Info here BOC'ers please.
     

  3. outoftheboat

    outoftheboat Active Member

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    I use the "Catfish Net" from bass pro. page 418 master catalog.
     
  4. craddock1

    craddock1 Active Member

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    i went to bass pro shop and got the biggest they had. 32 inch across. your net cannot be to big but i lost the biggest cat i have ever seen because he would not fit in the net.
     
  5. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    The best catfish net i ever had to this day is called a matt net... you cannot buy them at ANY store...mine was custom made lol he's also my son:embarassed:
     
  6. jim

    jim New Member

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    Go to www.frabill.com and get one of the powercatch nets.Hands down they are the strongest and best nets made.They also cost $$$$ but are worth it.They also make the replacement nets so one should last a lifetime.:smile2:
     
  7. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Mike, take the money you would have spent on a net and buy beer with it to bring to the gathering. You dont need no net to land a toothless fish like a catfish. I dont care how big they get. Wrestle em. Its part of catching.
    By the way. I'll settle for a well known Irish stout if its no trouble. 48 pints should get me through the weekend.
     
  8. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    I have a huge landing net with a telescopic handle. My brother got it for me at Dick's sporting goods and I think it was only $40 . I have had several fish in the 50 pound range in it and he hasn't failed me yet. I can't wait to see how it does on a 75 pounder. Vern
     
  9. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    I use a 36'' net that i have had for 15 years, I have replaced the net before but it still work. the handle extends out to about 5'.
     
  10. crab

    crab New Member

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    Ok guys I bought a Ranger products Big Game Net #978 You can fit a big garbage can in this one lol. Got it for 30.00 at my local tackle store. I do alot of buisness there(bass fishing) I think I bought him his house over the years :big_smile:. Anybody herd of these nets it says lifetime warranty.
     
  11. dataman

    dataman New Member

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    Ranger #987 Big Game--I use one. Great net. It will handle anything I'm likely to catch.