Catching Your Own Bait.
Bait Cast Net Facts
Coverage of Cast Nets in Square Feet.
Live Bait and Transportation of live bait Laws in Arkansas Effective October 1st
Always check your states laws on the use of live bait.
Cast Net Throwing is an ancient art that's well worth mastering.
Cast Net size is indicated by radius (example, a 7-foot net spans 14 feet in circumference (across) when thrown properly.
A good starter casting net size is 4 feet, once you get comfortable with this, you may find a larger net more desirable.
If you’re after big baits like gizzard shad, choose a net with a fairly large mesh size, use a heavier weight per foot net if you are throwing in a current.
How To Throw A Cast Net
So learn to "BYOB" Bring Your Own Bait
Bait Cast Net Facts.
How to Measure a Casting Nets.
Coverage of cast nets in square feet.
- 6 ft = 113.04 sq ft
- 7 ft = 153.86 sq ft
- 8 ft = 200.96 sq ft
- 9 ft = 254.34 sq ft
- 10 ft = 314.00 sq ft
- 12 ft = 452.16 sq ft
Facts about Cast nets. Learn to recognize your needs and adapt
- An 8 foot
bait net will cover about 75% more square feet than a 6 foot net.
If you can
throw a 6 ft. bait net you can throw an 8 ft. net and catch more bait.
alone will not make a net perform better.
Design and construction of the net
are equally important.
- Bait size needs change during the year.
colder months, smaller baits and smaller mesh nets are often in order.
Spring the largest shad possible is what we want to use. We'll use a one
(Check your local laws for mesh sizes in your area)
- When the bait is in deeper water, a heavy net is in
- When bait are thick, a lighter smaller net may be the choice to avoid
Bait Cast Net Basic Structure
Nets comes in different mesh sizes 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 1 inch.