Calusa Cast Net - 12 FT 3/8 Inch Mesh Size
12 Ft Tall Calusa Cast Net with 3/8 inch Mesh and 1.5 LBS per foot for a total weight of 18 LBS.
Calusa Cast Nets are the ideal bait nets for catching live bait. Compared to other methods, such as jigging with multiple hook rigs, a Cast Net can be more productive with regards to quantity and bait quality. Unlike multiple hook rigs where the de-hooking process may damage the bait, the use of a Calusa Cast Net will avoid these issues. See our BMC Buyers Guide for tips on selecting a cast net.
BMC Cast Nets Buyer's Guide for Calusa Cast Net - 12 FT 3/8 Inch Mesh Size
Calusa Cast Nets are the ideal bait nets for catching live bait. Compared to other methods, such as jigging with multiple hook rigs, a Cast Net can be more productive with regards to quantity and bait quality. Unlike multiple hook rigs where the de-hooking process may damage the bait, the use of a Calusa Cast Net will avoid these issues.
If you are considering the purchase of a cast net there are several factors that you should consider. Throwing a cast net is an art, and to develop this art it takes practice. I highly recommend to my customers that they start out by purchasing the least expensive cast net they can find, and once they become proficient, they can move on to a high quality net such as the Calusa Cast Net.
For beginners, it is very easy to damage a net. Bottom structure, inadequate clearance, bait habitat, and other types of devices, where the net could get hung up on, can cause a cast net to get damaged. With practice, an angler should be able to develop the technique of throwing a cast net fairly quickly. Calusa Cast Nets offers you durable, quality nets that are easy to throw, and allow for easy bait shucking.
Cast nets come in a variety of sizes and weights. The weight factor is important when it comes to the sinking rate of the net. The term “fast sinking net” in part references the weight of the net, as well as the mesh size. Smaller mesh sizes will slow down the sinking rate of the net due to the resistance of the water as the net sinks. The smaller net openings (meshes) will create more resistance while sinking. For example a net with a 1/4 inch mesh size, will sink slower than a net with a 5/8 inch mesh size.
Things to consider when it comes to weight and sinking rates:
* Depth of water
* Bait “Spook Factor”
* Angler fatigue
When selecting the mesh size, most anglers typically target the same species of bait. The consistency of bait type, typically means that the bait size will be consistent most of the time. In addition to sinking rate, prevention of bait gilling is the second factor that must be taken into consideration. Smaller baits will require the smaller mesh sizes such as 1/4 and 1/2 inch, where the medium to larger baits will require 3/8 to 5/8 mesh size. At times a 5/8 mesh will cull the baits that are too small, where a 3/8 will catch them all, as is the case when nets are used for catching shrimp. If you want to keep the larger shrimp, and not the smaller ones, the 5/8 will do the culling for you.
The size of the net is a two fold decision. First and foremost anglers must be familiar with cast net size regulations that may vary from state to state, and in some cases counties. Here in Florida, the Broward County cast net ordinance is radically different from our neighbors to the north as well as to the south. Before purchasing a net, an angler must research the cast net laws pertinent to their area. The second consideration is the area an angler will need to cover when the net is thrown, some baits are more concentrated than others. In addition the bait habitat, such as mangroves, etc. will also dictate size restrictions. Larger nets require more clearance, than smaller nets.
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