A Straight Forward Approach to Throwing a Large Cast Net - Actual Instructions
Posted on 25 August 2013
In this video, I walk you through the different components that make up a cast net; the components consist of the following:
I then show you step by step a straight forward approach on how to throw a large bait net, I noticed many "How to videos" on YouTube but most don't have clear instruction on how to properly load and throw a net. In this tutorial, I walk you through the very first way I learned to throw a large cast net. It allows you to easily prepare the net, load the net and make a cast that opens 99 percent of the time, if followed like shown. I also give you the cast net specifications for different water depths and bait sizes. See below for reference purposes:
Ideally, your net should have 1.5lbs of lead per radius foot.
¼ inch mesh is ideal for 8 foot of water or less, and is perfect for small greenbacks, glass minnows, mud minnows and pinfish.
3/8 inch mesh is good for 12 foot of water or less, typically good for medium greenbacks, pinfish and shad.
5/8 inch mesh is good for 20 feet or less of water. It's ideal for large greenbacks, shad, pinfish, threadfins and medium mullet and ladyfish.
One inch mesh is used for deep water and large baits, such as large mullet, ladyfish and shad.
Tim Wade custom 10ft net with a 3/8 inch mesh
St. Croix Rods