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Bass Pro Shops® easy-to-use Bait Cast Nets are fully heat treated to keep mesh square. This unique process ensures ease of opening and a complete circular spread of the net on every cast. Outfitted with 1 lb. of lead weight per foot to make certain the nets sink fast before bait can get away. Imported.
This is a great product. It cast really well and opens beautiful. Already caught a lot of bait. Sinks great. i would recomend this to anyone.
September 12, 2012
spend a little more
This casting net is easy to throw and doesn't tangle the weights up. It also is very easy to roll up and unroll. The major problem is it's durrability. The second time I used it I threw it on a small 1" diamater stick and it put a hole in the net. My suggestion is spend a little more money and get a better quality casting net.
July 3, 2012
This 6 ft cast net is perfect for me and my husband. Its easy to throw and retrieve.
June 25, 2012
Should have spent the additional $20
I was in the market for a nylon cast net...and walking through the BPS in Grapevine presented several options. The decision was between this net (5' model) and the Old Salt in the same size. I'd read the reviews, so I thought I'd save the 20 bucks and go with the BPS model...looks like that was a mistake.
After taking it out of the package and checking for any holes (there weren't any), I ran down to the lake to give it a practice throw or two. Net threw great. Brought it home and dried it out, didn't want to put it up wet. Today, prepping for a trip to the lake, I got out the net and gave it a once over...and found five or six holes. It looks like the net is coming apart at the "seams" so to speak. As this is my only net, I've done some rudimentary repairs to it...but it'll be going back to BPS as soon as I'm in the neighborhood. Maybe I got a bad one...but for as much as these nets are, invest a little extra and get a different make.
June 9, 2012
I have read some of the questions and replys....and they stuff does not apply to me so much..I do want to catch herring and smaller than 6 inch,so i assume that 1/4 inch mesh would be best and the 5 ft size...and made out of what,there is 2 different materiels that the make them out off and which is best is not to easy to determe if no one has experience with herring thank you
As long as the bait is bigger than 3 inches you can catch it. I have caught glass minnows about 2 inches long in this net but they will come through if smaller than about 3 inches. The length of the net does not matter as long as you can throw it.
It is best to use the largest net that you can throw or afford. with smaller neets, you will have a lot of the lrger bait that will swim faster than the net sinks and will escape before that you can net them. I personally use 3/8 " mesh net to catch shad and alewives, with most beibng smaller than 6", but can also catch larger gizzard shad. 3/8" mesh will sink faster than 1/4" mesh
There's a learning curve with cast nets...no doubt about it. I started with a 3.5' net, practiced, and moved up from there. Once you jump up to 6' and larger, the throwing method changes. Depending on what you're trying to catch...you may want to start big (6'+) and get bigger as you get better. I spend most of my time in fresh water...just don't need a 10' net.
If you have never thrown a net, it would be best to learn with a 4 footer. I use a 4 and a half foot net, which gets me all the shad, small perch, and ghost minnows I want. Note: ghost minnows require a 1/4 inch mesh, rather than the standard 3/8 inch mesh.
In most states, you would violate the law if you use a cast net to get bass or bream. If you do net bass or bream, it would be best to return them to the water immediately. In answer to your question, these nets will catch bass or bream, although they are designed to catch baitfish. I use them to get shad and ghost minnows
Small bream may be possible, but bass would be pushing the envelope. Also, if using in public waters, be sure to check with your Conservation agent to check on legality of use of throw nets as well as other devices for fishing for game species.
Yes. Most of them will by caught by the gills. The really large ones will be too large to have their heads slip through the mesh. When caught by the gills, it is best to pull them through the mesh. It will take quite awhile to clear your net if you get a large mess of minnows
it would work to a degree. if the baitfish arent big enough they will slip through the holes in the net. i honestly think that you would be better off using a little butterfly net or something like that
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