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With all the different types and size of fish in the Bays and Gulf, What do you guys carry on your boat, a good size net ?, or a Gaff ? or both ?.

I am just curious, I keep a heavy duty net in my boat, that can handle a 36" fish with no problem.

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I carry both, but prefer the net, especially when catching reef fish that will have to be tossed back. I have one of the nets made with the "plasticy" kind of material that's supposedly easier on their scales/slimy coating.
 

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It's a personal preference and depending on what you're catching and what you plan on doing with your catch. Most fish can be netted, toothy fish I'll either gaff or pop the leader if I don't plan in keeping em.
 

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For inshore stuff, bottom fish and cobia, I prefer a net. All Pelagics are greeted with a gaff.
 

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The rubber coated nets are the best thing since sliced bread. No more fish tangled in the net or treble hooks to get out. The fish just slide out.
 

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For inshore stuff, bottom fish and cobia, I prefer a net. All Pelagics are greeted with a gaff.
This.

The rubber coated nets are the best thing since sliced bread. No more fish tangled in the net or treble hooks to get out. The fish just slide out.
And this.
 

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Slang

For inshore stuff, bottom fish and cobia, I prefer a net. All Pelagics are greeted with a gaff.
OK, there you go with that Slang again :), What are Pelagics ???:D.

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OK, there you go with that Slang again :), What are Pelagics ???:D.

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Fish in the open sea/ocean.

Mahi, wahoo, tuna, etc.
 

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Gaff

Yep. Get a good rubber coated net and it will last for a while.

I already have a good Net, the real question is, should I have a Gaff too ?

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Thank you

Lol...pelagics is about as technical as it gets. Not slang. Open water fish like tuna, mackeral and such.

Thank you, But it still sounds like slang to a Northerner :D
I am not use to some of these saltwater terms :no:.

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