How To Throw A Cast Net For Live Bait (Beginner Lesson)

Have you ever thrown a cast net for live bait before??

What’s the best method for beginners?

Going out to find and use your own live bait that you’ve caught is super fun and even helps save you some money in the process.

Learn how to throw a cast net for live bait in the video below!!

How To Throw A Cast Net For Live Bait [VIDEO]

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Fishing Coach Matt Lanier had never thrown a cast net before I taught him how!

He was able to learn and throw the cast net to catch some shrimp for us all in ONE morning.

To start, double-over the net at about an arm’s length of the way down and grab a hold of that loop with your left hand.

Then, reach down with your right hand and grab the ends of the net in between one of the weights.

Give the entire net a good shake at this point to make sure everything is clear and untangled.

Next, this is optional, but it’s best to place the bottom piece of the net in between your teeth.

Reach an arm-length or so down on the net from your mouth and now you’re ready to throw the net.

All it takes from there is using your momentum to swing the net around you letting go at the same time so it opens flat like a pancake over the water.

Let the net fall all the way down to the bottom over the shrimp or live bait you’re targeting.

Then gently pull the net into your vessel.

On Matt’s VERY FIRST throw with the cast net, he was able to pull up some live bait.

You can go ahead and repeat this for yourself to fill up your live well and catch fish all day long!

What questions do you have about throwing cast nets for live bait or shrimp?

Let me know if there are other ways or techniques to throw cast nets down in the comments!

What type of cast net do you use for inshore fishing and what size?

Please share down below!!!

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George Layton Layton
1 year ago

Way to go Matt !!!

1 year ago

Wish you would have included, size of net (different techniques because of sizes), what is your dominate hand, and how to coil up the rope. Thanks

Marcus Lane
1 year ago

Matt, about those boots. What are they and where can I get a pair?

Robert Cravin
1 year ago

That was the worst video you guys have ever presented!comment image So did the net just configure itself in his left hand? The pre-wrap in the left hand is the most important part before the toss! You a need a retake that starts with picking up the net. LOL!

Pablo Diaz
1 year ago

Nice cast – have struggled in the past with my cast net


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