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Drop net to catch minnows for bait ever try it ?

Old 01-30-2002, 07:30 PM
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Default Drop net to catch minnows for bait ever try it ?

I bought a drop net at a walmart store for 10 dollars two years ago best invest ment ever made it looks like a umbrella i drop it in the creek by my house throw some crackers or bread crumbs in and wait about 10 seconds pull it up fast a presto i got minnows for bait takes me about 2 minutes to get 50 of them and around my area it is about 3 dollars and up to buy them give it a try and let me know how you make out P.S. dont work in winter to well <img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-31-2002, 05:59 AM
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so let me get this straight... u put the net in then bait???? then u yank it up.... how does this net trap the fish????? hmmmm.... i gotta try this....

are the ropes that pull it up attached on the sides of the net???? kinda like a parachute???? sounds like something interesting to do u know something different.

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Old 01-31-2002, 08:33 AM
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Could this be a casting net? If so we use them on the Ohio to catch shad to use as bait while catfishing. The casting net also looks like an umbrella, but it has weights on the outside of the net. We find a school of shad and throw the net right in the middle of the school. You throw it in a way to get the weights on the outside of the net to open the net up. It is hard to explain, but easy to show somebody how to do it. It is a pain in the butt to learn how to throw one, but once you get the hang of it the net opens up every time. It sounds like you are having good luck with the way you use it too, so to each his own.

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Old 01-31-2002, 10:18 AM
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We've used the casting nets that Dan is talking about for shad too. We catch and use them for white bass (sand bass) when they are schooling. It's great fishing. Just hook them and drag them through the schooling fish. A bite almost every time.
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Old 01-31-2002, 12:55 PM
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I have used an umbrella net for a couple of summers and let me tell you if you don't have one get one. I probably catch about $100 dollars worth of river minnows every summer, along with crappie, sunfish, and occasionally a softshell turtle.

jjoel the net is square and has a wire in every corner that meet in the center. And the rope is attached to the brachet in the center. U lower the net into the water and bait it with corn or bread. When you see a school of minnow around the bait you lift the net as fast as u can,trapping the minnows. If your in a good location you can easily fill the net so that you can not lift it, I have done this a couple of times. Its kinda of funny when I'm at the dam and people are watching me lift 10 pounds of minnow up the side of the dam,and the nets about to brake.
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Old 01-31-2002, 01:28 PM
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I USE ONE AT THIS PLACE CALLED RODMANS DAM TO CATCH LITTLE SHAD, BASS IN THE LAKE TEAR THEM UP
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Old 02-01-2002, 12:07 AM
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I guess I need to get one of those drop nets. I have always just used a minnow trap to catch creek chubs, but it takes time to get any and the drop net sounds like a much better and faster way to catch minnows. Thanx

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Old 02-01-2002, 03:57 AM
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Gunforhire35 you described it to a T I also take it with me on my john boat and catch minnows off the back all i need is my net and crackers and a bucket to put the minnows in how many times you go fishing and run out of minnows and the minnow trap has a couple of down falls people like to steal them and if the creek floods some times you lose them and it takes awhile to get minnows with them but you can get minnows through the ice with them you cant do that with the umbrella net as i would call it. so what you waiting for give it a try.
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