What are the sizes of cast nets?
Most recreational cast nets are offered in radius sizes from 3 to 10 feet. A 6-foot-radius net will open to 12 feet in diameter if you throw it right. Commercial nets can range to 15 feet in radius, but maximum sizes vary by state, and in some states cast nets are prohibited.
What is the easiest cast net to throw?
When you’re a beginner and first starting out, the 8 foot net is the easiest to throw. Throwing a 10 footer is very similar and you can throw both with this method. Best part is you don’t use your teeth or put a wet net on your shoulder!
What is the best cast net for minnows?
If you’re trying to catch tiny glass minnows as chum or for snapper bait, mesh as small as 1/4 inch might be called for, while for the typical scaled sardine or threadfin a 3/8 inch mesh might be the ticket, and for catching large menhaden or mullet, a 1-inch mesh or larger might be best.