View Full Version : Cast net for Bait in the Bay

04-21-2009, 05:23 PM
I have a 8' cast net that I want to take to the bay with me tomorrow lauching out of berzerkeley. *I've never tried catching live bait with a cast net, but where could I try catching something live to drift with? *I use to catch smelt on the berkeley pier (long time ago), but I don't know if they are there are this time. *What do you think???

04-21-2009, 08:44 PM
anywhere that has some type of piling structure should be good... docks and piers are good....

04-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Go to the Berkeley Pier EARLY and throw your net little past the rest room area in the front. Im not sure if there is Shiner rite now but I know there are smelt be/c Im cathing them on the boat and the dock. Smelt has not done me wrong so far this year for me big catch so try to get some smelt.

GL. :)

04-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Hi Guys.. thanks for the advice.. Too windy out there today so didn't even try the cast net.. just trolled.. Report in another thread..