The smaller your mesh, the smaller the fish you'll be able to catch and the slower it will sink. I've got a 3/8 myself and have noticed the smallest shad I'm able to get is about 2in long. If that's too big for your taste, definitely go with the 1/4.
New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
PB Common - 20lb 6oz
PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz
"Take only memories, leave only footprints, kill only time."