Whats a good cast net?

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by Biscuit, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Biscuit

    Biscuit New Member

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    and what is the best mesh or mono?
     
  2. alton

    alton New Member

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    I would recommend a mono castnet over nylon. I would also recommend the cheapest you can find. If you do most of your castnetting from the bank, you will go through quite a few in a year. I only fish in the river and you never know for sure what you are throwing your castnet into. Good luck.
     

  3. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    i would recommend a mono cast net. if you do get it snagged which will probly happen they can most of the time be repaired with some fishing line.
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I think I went thru 5 castnets last year.

    So the cheapos work for me.

    I like mono best, but I can throw nylon good also.
     
  5. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the guys about getting a mono net. Also, be sure to check your local regulations for mesh size and net diameter rules...W
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    If you need a fast sinker (when the bait goes deep in the winter) you'll have to spend some coin! I have been telling myself I am buying one of those 'good' ones for quite some time now but so far am just tearing up cheap ones.

    Not sure how I'd feel if I trashed a $200 net!:crazy: But sometimes they are the ticket to have!
     
  7. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    IMO, it all depends on where you will be getting bait.
    If you know the area pretty well you could get by with a more expensive, faster sinking net. They are especially useful in the winter when the shad are deep.
    For new places or rivers where the structure is always changing I would go with the cheap mono ones. You can add weight to them if you want them to sink faster.
    Wally World just had some on clearance. You might look there. I just picked up a 4 footer(radius) for 13 bucks. It doent get much cheaper than that.:smile2:
     
  8. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Darryl,
    I'm willing to wager quite a large sum on predicting exactly how you would feel:sad2::sad2::sad2::sad2: and then some...W
     
  9. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    I would say pick the biggest one you are allowed in the state you live in or the largest one you can afford and can still manage to throw currectly. Most guys will tell you getting bait sometimes can be a hard task.:crazy:
     
  10. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    I use a Bett's Super Pro. 3/8 in. mesh.
     
  11. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    I use a Calusa mullet net 8 foot radius. Sinks like a rock. Pans out nice. They are expensive but worth every penny. I only use it where I am certain I won't lose it. I only throw it from a boat. Mostly I use a 100 foot gill net to catch my bait.:smile2:
     
  12. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I agree about getting a mono net
     
  13. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    I went through about 4 or 5 mono nets last year! I seem to find every big rock and log in the lake or river system. So if your a beginner i would go with the cheaper models!
     
  14. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Mono minimum 8fter around here in the winter:eek:oooh::wink: Shad is usually 20 35ft deep ..... I use a "Betts" 3/8's.....Betts makes a hell of a net!!!! It's just money skipeye!!!!:tounge_out::wink: Time you purchase 25 cheap nets youve surpassed the price of a good one:wink: I will say if you get a good one you will take less chances:smile2:
     
  15. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Go to wally world and get the 14.95 castnet lol, Like everybody else I go through a few each year too