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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.
Not a bad net
I purchased this net after destroying my 6 ft 3/8" net on an oyster bar. I went with the 1/4 mesh size due to the size of the bait that i am after and i got tired of pulling them out of the 3/8 mesh.
After getting it home and checking it out, i noticed some issues with the net.
1. The weights do not appear to be made out of plastic. I had to file a little nipple off of each weight because the net kept getting caught in them while trying to load the net. I believe these nipples were caused by the molding process during the manufacturing process.
2. Because of the tight mesh and the insufficient weight of the plastic, the net sinks very slowly and tends to miss a lot of the bait. If there is a current you can forget about filling the net.
This net is better suited for the lake than saltwater.
September 4, 2011
my best cast net
i have several castnets and the 1/4 in mesh i got is the best i got yet. the 5 ft. radious 1/4 mesh has payed for its self 5 times over already (i got it last friday on the 19 of august 2011. i have sved so much money on bait it is like laughing at the bait shops.
August 23, 2011
good product the ultimite in shiner catching , but it can be a bit difficult to throw..you will go on the internet to watch a vidieo on how to throw it helps. they should give a better explanation with the net.
August 18, 2011
Works very well and catches tons of baitfish. Takes a little time at first to learn to make a good circular cast.
August 10, 2011
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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