Umbrella Drop Fish Net
The umbrella net comes pre-assebled. Take it out of the bag and simply open it it up. It closes just as easy. You need some rope and a long pole such as an old shovel handle. Tie the net to the rope and the rope to your pole. Hang it over the side of your boat under a floating light and catch shad in minutes.
October 14, 2013
Still mastering it ...
As you know, retail bait fish have to be certified, which makes them a little pricey. I wanted to catch my own bait fish, so I started out using a cast net. The cast net worked OK, but was too slow to descend and had too wide a mesh to catch the smaller minnows. I just started using this umbrella net, and though it takes a little practice, so far it has worked well. In my lake, I crumble up a few pieces of (sinkable) dog treats and place them in the center of the net, then slowly lower it down 1-2 feet into the water. Pull up too quickly and the minnows will scatter; pull up too late and they will scatter as well. My method so far has been to raise the net slowly until it is about 6" below the surface, then pull as fast as you can to the surface.
September 13, 2013
money saver on minnows
Works Great. The Minnow net paid for itself in the first five days I had it. It was easy to use. Bass pro shops had the best price of any competitor. The shipping was too high though.
March 26, 2012
Best Purchase Ever
I like the umbrella net so well I bought 2 extra for my friends,fast way to catch bait when you don't have much time to set traps!Luv it!
October 12, 2011