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Using a Fishing Net to Land a Catch with Confidence

April 11, 2024 | Baitshop Rob

Fishing nets are more than just tangled trophies on a seasoned angler’s wall. Used correctly, they can be a valuable tool to secure your catch and ensure a successful fishing trip. But are nets appropriate for every situation? Let’s dive …

How to Carry a Fishing Net, a Lessons from the Pros

March 31, 2024 | Baitshop Kevin

Ever wondered how professional anglers and guides keep their nets handy? This guide explores three popular methods for carrying a wading net, along with the pros and cons of each. Smaller Nets are Key For river wading, smaller, lightweight nets …

A Guide to Fish-Friendly Landing Nets

March 26, 2024 | Baitshop Garrett

Choosing the right landing net is crucial for ensuring the safe release of fish. Here’s what anglers should consider: Example of Wide Mesh Net: In the past, wide-mesh nets were common, but newer options provide better alternatives. These nets, like …

Understanding the Difference Between a Cast Net and a Hoop Net

March 13, 2024 | Baitshop Garrett

Distinguishing between cast nets and hoop nets is crucial for anglers seeking to optimize their fishing strategy. Cast nets involve active throwing to immediately ensnare fish, while hoop nets passively trap fish over time. Understanding the differences in their catch …

Tips For Carrying a Landing Net on a Fishing Vest

February 23, 2024 | Baitshop Kevin

How to carry a landing net is a common question among anglers, and various methods have been explored. Several considerations come into play when deciding on the most convenient way to transport a landing net. One approach is attaching the …

9 Strategies for Successfully Landing Large Fish Solo

February 1, 2024 | Baitshop Brandy

Capturing a trophy fish is an exhilarating experience that often evokes a whirlwind of emotions, from elation to panic and finally to epiphany. Witnessing a friend reel in their first trophy trout recently reminded me of this rollercoaster of feelings. …

9 Tips to Help You Net Your Next Big Trout

January 20, 2024 | Baitshop Garrett

Landing a whopper can be a daunting task, especially for those used to the simplicity of dangling fish by the tippet. But fear not, aspiring solo anglers. Here are some tips to navigate the waters when netting a big fish. …

This the Right Way to Throw a Cast Net

January 18, 2024 | Baitshop Rob

Learn to throw a cast net effortlessly with the “Calusa Dry Load” method, developed by Roy McDermott and Buster McKenzie of Calusa Cast Nets. Mastering this technique is so straightforward that children as young as six have achieved immediate success …

Understanding Landing Nets: Proper Usage and Regulations

January 8, 2024 | Baitshop Sarah

Fishing enthusiasts often wonder about the proper use of landing nets and whether they can be employed to catch carnivorous fish. This article aims to clarify the purpose of landing nets, their components, and the regulations surrounding their use. What …

Insights into Delaware’s Blue Claw Crabbing Season

November 30, 2023 | Baitshop Brandy

March 1st marks the commencement of blue claw crabbing season in Delaware, opening the doors for enthusiasts to set their crab pots. While the chilly waters may deter some, the shallow back bay waters and creeks hold surprising catches, especially …

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