Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
jerkin'm

Bait Cast Nets ?

8 posts in this topic

Wondering if anyone has used these for getting minnows. I have a seine, but you need two people and it takes up a lot of room in the rod locker. Seems this would be handy to keep in the boat for those roaming shiners I keep running into this spring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used those square nets that have the steel poles running diagonally across from corner to corner. The rope is tied in the center where the poles cross. It works very well in creeks/rivers where you can cast the net, and then pull staight up from a bank, culvert, or bridge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I have used those too, but the casting style, where you throw out like a 10 foot circle of net was the kind I was looking at.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was thinking about buying one also. i think they usually run like $15-$25. i've seen them on the saltwater fishing shows and they seem to work pretty well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a cast net and it is a pain to throw. I have practiced with it and still is tough. If you plan on getting one plan on spending some time learning how to throw it. I am looking into just getting a dip net. I think it will make life a lot easier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not 100% certain but I think cast nets are a no-no in Minnesota.

fiskyknut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fisky is right, not legal. Due to the walleye fry being surface oriented for the first two months of life. Seine it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is what the DNR says:

Licensed anglers may take minnows or leeches, for their own use with dipnets, traps, or seines. However the seines cannot exceed over 25 feet long, more then 148 meshes deep.....Read Pg.83 from 2005 Reg.Book

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Knowknot
      Sounds pretty slow, I was up and out of Zipple Bay on Monday and Tuesday in about 26 ft. of water and did OK. Good mix of nice sauger and walleye. I think they closed the road to trucks and just letting atvs out now. Good luck on the river. 
    • DLD24
      We got ours from springsteel, they had some at the bait store in warroad. Couldn't find ciscos, warroad had smelt though.
    • eyeguy 54
      nom nom nom ! !  @monstermoose78  @Rick G
    • ripstick
      Is it filling up with tables yet?
    • Ray Berg
      Arrived at Morris pt. Fri. afternoon fished a spot I did well on earlier in the year in 18 ft. Ended up catching 10 walleye of which 8 were under 12 inches. The 2 keepers were 16 inches each. That was between 4 pm and 7 pm Used the snowmobile there was enough slush to keep the slides cool. Sat. morning went deeper because of a report I heard. Caught 1 small walleye moved several times between 29 ft and 20 ft. At 1 pm went back to my spot in 18 ft banged 3 more walleyes 2 15 inchers and a 12 incher. then nothing .Off the lake by 2pm had work to do. Wished I would of started there but that's fishing.Talked to 3 guy's in the cleaning house that road there wheelers to Bridges they had there limits plus 3 huge perch and a few tullies. On a side note coming home today saw numerous boats both coming and going. Time to jump on board and hit the river..