The Best Way To Find Bait (When Throwing A Cast Net From A Kayak)
Here’s a question we recently got about throwing a cast net from a kayak:
Should you anchor up and wait for bait to come to you, or should you go out and search for it?
Well, it depends on what’s happening on the water.
Is there lots of bait around, or are the bait schools pretty sparse?
Is there current and wind, or is the water still?
Whether or not you should anchor up and wait, or go search for bait depends on these answers, so in this video, I’m going to show you how to figure it out yourself.
Check it out below.
Cast Netting Bait From A Kayak [VIDEO]
If there’s a lot of bait around, anchor up and wait for them to come by with your net ready to go.
But if there’s not much bait around, then you’ll have to search for it.
If you do find a school, you might spook them at first, but take note of which direction they’re heading.
Then, use the wind and current to push your kayak towards them.
And finally, as far as what size net to use when in a kayak, it depends on your skill at throwing a net and how comfortable you are in your kayak.
I throw a 6-7′ net from my kayak, but I’ve seen guys throw 10-12′ nets.
See the full video about how to throw a cast net from a kayak here.
If there is plenty of bait around, then you can just anchor up and let them come to you, but if there’s not, then you’ll have to go search for them.
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