What is the best size cast net for bait fish?

As a general rule of thumb, Gore likes to use the following formula when it comes to cast-net mesh size: ¼-inch for small white baits measuring 2 to 3 inches; ⅜-inch for 3- to 4-inch baits; ½-inch for 4- to 5-inch baits; and ⅝-inch for baits 5 inches and larger.

How do I know what size cast net I need?

The size of your bait directly correlates to the size of mesh your net will need. Generally speaking, the smaller the bait, the smaller the mesh you will require. Larger mesh sizes allow smaller baits and lots of water to easily pass through and are ideal for mullet and other large fish.

How big of a fish net do I need?

Mesh Size: The actual size of the mesh holes is also important. For delicate fish, like small stream trout, opt for a small, micro-mesh. For bass and walleye, a heavier mesh is needed with holes averaging an inch in size. Of course, for big fish a 1.5- to 2-inch mesh is recommended.

What is the smallest cast net mesh size?

1/2 Inch Mesh – The larger the mesh the faster the net sinks. Smaller shad will get gilled in the net and some will swim through the net. This is the smallest net size I throw because I prefer not to use the shad smaller than a few inches long.

How do you measure a fishing net mesh?

The mesh size is calculated by measuring the body perimeter, or girth , of a few fish of the size you wish to harvest. Your gill net should have a stretched mesh size about a quarter smaller than the fish girth .

How do you measure net mesh?

The mesh size is calculated by measuring the body perimeter, or girth , of a few fish of the size you wish to harvest. Your gill net should have a stretched mesh size about a quarter smaller than the fish girth . (c) The hanging ratio of a gill net should be around 0.50.

What size cast net do I need for a 10 foot?

A 10-foot bait buster cast net with 3/8 inch mesh is a versatile cast net to have on the boat and can catch most types of bait. The Bait Buster cast nests also come in 1/2 and 5/8 inch mesh sizes.

What size is a winged fish cast net?

The winged fish cast net comes in sizes of 5 foot, 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot, 9 foot, 10 foot, and 12 foot. Mesh size options are 3/8, 1/2, or 1 inch. This is a quality elite series 6-panel cast net.

What is the weight of a Super Pro cast net?

The super pro cast net series nets are weighted differently based on mesh size. Mesh sizes of 1/4, 3/16, and 3/8 are weighted are 1.3 pounds per radius foot. For nets with 1/2 inch mesh, the weight is 1.5 pounds per radius foot.

What size mesh is in a 7 Betts cast net?

7. Betts Old Salt 8-Foot with 3/8 Mesh Bettes Old-Salt cast nets are also available in 10 foot and 12 foot. The PM series has a 3/8 inch mesh and the SM series has a 1/2 inch mesh size. This cast net has 1 pound of lead weight per radius foot.