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First time with a cast net #13491220 03/28/20 01:09 AM
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Went down to Little elm park today on Lewisville with the cast net for the first time. I'm still terrible at it. I spent about 2 hours out there and caught maybe 20 shad around the ramp (better than nothing.) Also caught this guy. Not a bad day overall lol hopefully this wind will die down soon and I can get out on the kayak for some cats soon.


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Re: First time with a cast net [Re: Rippyro] #13491312 03/28/20 02:01 AM
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When the wind dies down, paddle across to the little island off the point. Usually holds fish in the spring


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Re: First time with a cast net [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish] #13491453 03/28/20 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
When the wind dies down, paddle across to the little island off the point. Usually holds fish in the spring

The one straight out from the ramp behind me in the picture?

Re: First time with a cast net [Re: Rippyro] #13491583 03/28/20 12:42 PM
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👍. I actually marked cats under and around that dock yesterday. We anchored on the 2 points on the West Bank just north of that ramp yesterday morning and did alright in 1-2 ft. We caught 20 eaters right in someone’s backyard. After lunch we went and drifted in 30 ft and caught 30 more dinks. My 4 yr old went bonkers. He’s starting to throw his cast net better too!

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Re: First time with a cast net [Re: Rippyro] #13491593 03/28/20 12:54 PM
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That’s awesome. Your kid throws better than me

Re: First time with a cast net [Re: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀] #13492116 03/28/20 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 🌊El Gato Azul🌊
👍. I actually marked cats under and around that dock yesterday. We anchored on the 2 points on the West Bank just north of that ramp yesterday morning and did alright in 1-2 ft. We caught 20 eaters right in someone’s backyard. After lunch we went and drifted in 30 ft and caught 30 more dinks. My 4 yr old went bonkers. He’s starting to throw his cast net better too!

4 yr old throwing pancakes

That was awesome haha my 4 year old loves to fish, but I'm still working on keeping her from smacking me in the face with her rod while I'm baiting her hook lol

Re: First time with a cast net [Re: Rippyro] #13492582 03/29/20 03:45 AM
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Practice makes perfect in many things... including net throwing.

I sucked BAD but after much practice; I still am a novice but I am not terrible lol



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Haha I'll be back out soon and gonna try a different technique. I've decided to make it hard and start with an 8' net, but I'll figure it out eventually.

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Originally Posted by Rippyro
Haha I'll be back out soon and gonna try a different technique. I've decided to make it hard and start with an 8' net, but I'll figure it out eventually.

8ft is illegal, 7ft max

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Originally Posted by fmrmbmlm
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Haha I'll be back out soon and gonna try a different technique. I've decided to make it hard and start with an 8' net, but I'll figure it out eventually.

8ft is illegal, 7ft max


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14ft diameter is 7ft radius which nets are sold by, 8ft is 16ft diameter and illegal

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Originally Posted by fmrmbmlm
14ft diameter is 7ft radius which nets are sold by, 8ft is 16ft diameter and illegal



Interesting. Thanks. I just assumed it was measured by diameter. (Wasn't paying close attention to how big it looked when throwing it.

Damn geometry. I guess I'll be buying a new one and taking the 8' on Arkansas trips.

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Yeah that is a good call out by fmrmbmlm. Would hate for yall to get a ticket for an honest mistake. And IT is easier to learn with the smaller nets.




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Had my my daughter out there last week trying to teach her to throw one . Throwing all tacos and I’m trying to show her so I do everything and then just drop it straight down just likes she’s doing trying to show her that’s wrong and prove a point ....I pull up a perch that got hung .... lmao I gave it back to her and said just keep going your doing great lol

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