View Full Version : Cast nets

05-20-2008, 04:10 PM
I see people using cast nets for bait, I know it takes a special technique to throw one of these. Any input?

05-20-2008, 05:13 PM
We were talking about it here in this thread cast nets (http://www.fishsniffer.com/cgi-bin/forumsyabb/YaBB.pl?num=1210914116) Not on technique. It is not that hard with some practice and looking funny for a few trips :P I'm still not great or anything but I think if there were fish under me I would catch some.

05-21-2008, 05:15 AM
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0002216012886a&type=product&cmCat=SEAR CH&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=casting+nets&N=4887&Ntk=Pro ducts&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=casting+nets&noI mage=0

This one comes with a video for technique, I have also seen devices that let you cast easier, but they are an additional cost....Jetspray

05-21-2008, 08:29 AM
Has anyone used the Fitec Quick Throw nets? They seem to be the easiest to learn on. What size nets are you guys using on the pier?

05-21-2008, 10:09 AM
Jetspray, Thank you for the link. The video sounds like the ticket.

05-22-2008, 09:04 AM
I have been reeding on cast nets. If seems to me that I need a 6' net with a 3/8 with 1lb of weight perfoot. The betts old salt net seems to be the best fit for the price?

05-22-2008, 10:23 AM
I just got a Harbor Freight catalog and found this aerator for $5.00.
Looks like it might be worth having to keep the bait you catch lively in the bucket.

05-22-2008, 11:01 AM
Great find! That is the last place I would look a bubbler.

05-22-2008, 05:58 PM
there worth the time and effort, trickey to master takes lots of practice on the lawn but when you get them wet you have to learn all over again. ive filled them up with chovies many times over at the beaches.

got bait

06-03-2008, 09:30 PM
I put one weight in between my teeth, grab about 1 third of the net with my left hand, and the rest in my right, spread my arms wide, spin my entire body as far as I can while facing my target water and not moving my legs, from there, just practice your release point until you get it to work like you want! I think the next time i buy one, i'll get the biggest I can find. i also would rather have had heavier weights on mine, the bait will sometimes scatter when they see the shadow, if the weights are heavier, it sinks faster, allowing the fish to remain trapped under = more fish/throw!