Throwing a net in the pass - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Fishing - General Q & A

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
Senior Member
Trigger
 
dantheman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 301
Default Throwing a net in the pass

Alright so I need some help on throwing a net on bait in the pass. Ive got a 14ft. 3/8 mesh net, but having some trouble on figuring out how far to let it sink. Its like I'll throw right on top of them just to pull in nothing. Do I need more weight, hand-line? Or should I pull it in pretty much right when it hits the water. I see charter guys do it all the time...have no idea what Im doing wrong.
dantheman1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-26-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 519
Default

I'm not being a smartie but are you seeing the school of batfish?
minkmaster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 685
Default

don't know how deep of water you're throwing in, but you may need more weight crimpted on the bottom. PLUS...make sure you're wearin' an AL hat for good luck! ROLL TIDE !
Fish-n-Fur is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
junior member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pace
Posts: 51
Default

You need a net with 1.5# per foot so it will sink fast.
Brett is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
Senior Member
Trigger
 
dantheman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 301
Default

Yes I see the bait fish...thats why i said Ill throw on top of them. Like throwing on cigs, threadfin etc. by the buoys. As far as wearing an 'AL' hat...I'd rather take a shower at penn st. then root for AL!! Anyways, dang I was hoping I wouldn't have to add weight. That nets already a beast to throw!
dantheman1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
Mines Bigger
Sailfish
 
bigrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fort Walton Beach
Posts: 2,278
Default

Most nets are made to throw in shallow water. Without a bunch of weight the bait will swim rite under it.
__________________
2004 14' Superior Yachts skiff(under constuction)
2002 236 Key Largo w/2011 200 optimax(FOR SALE)
2008 225 Key West W/A w/ 200 Etech
2000 Rampage 30 twin Yanmars
bigrick is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 09:26 PM   #7
Senior Member
Trigger
 
dantheman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 301
Default

'You need a net with 1.5# per foot so it will sink fast.'

As in 1.5lb? My thing is you don't let it sink to the bottom right?
dantheman1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 09:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
Trigger
 
dantheman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 301
Default

Oh ive seen them swim right out. Ive also seen big charter boats roll up to a buoy make one throw and head out with a live well full. Just trying to eliminate standing there chunking a sabiki for an hour.
dantheman1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #9
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 543
Default

It is TOUGH!!! I throw a big net. 12' 1/2" mesh and 1.5lbs per foot!! This thing is about 20lbs if you include the mono. It was killer for catching ballyhoo in the keys but those cigs are FAST!! I've never been able to catch any cigs in a cast nest. I asked the bait boat guy one time how to do it and he wouldn't tell me!! Anyway. I know this isn't much help but I just wanted to let you know it's very hard......BTW Id still like to know what type of net and how heavy people use to SUCCESFULLY catch bait it the pass??
__________________
Let Em' Fly!!!!!

1984 16' Dolphin Backcountry "Lucky Lady"
1987 26' Boca Grande "Fever Reliever lll"
Dynamic is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2012, 12:37 AM   #10
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
jjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,460
Default

This is a great post, curious minds want to know and bait boat guy wouldn't give up the goods. Me thinks bait guy didn't want to discourage you with his technique or just to tired to speak..lol

I observed a bait boat several years at the Mass while we were sabiki dropping and a very large fellow tossed a massive net filling up his live well with one throw.

The loud noise of the massive net lead when landing over the gunnel walls and onto the deck was enough for me not to even consider this way of catching bait in the pass.

The question still goes unanswered, "Does the net reach the bottom in 30-60ft of water"?

Seriously, I believe running the beach on second sandbar would be worth a try if I were throwing a net.

Jimmy
jjam is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2