Net casting takes some handiwork, centrifugal force and speed

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

The bigger the net is, the more force and spin you must generate when throwing it so the bottom will open up and spread properly, he said.

Whether on a boat, dock or wading out toward bait fish, the technique for throwing a net remains the same. However, when wading, hold the net higher when you start your throw so it will stay above the water, Martin said.

The net may look intimidating in the beginning, but the movements are familiar.

"If you can throw a Frisbee (disc), I can get you to throw a cast net and open it up within five minutes of practicing with me," Martin said.

It'll be worth it.

After mastering the net-throwing technique, and learning when and where to find bait, you should be able to fill your bait bucket in one or two throws, Martin said.

That is, if you're fast enough.



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