Which Cast Net is best for you?

Selecting a cast net is not hard, there are just a few things to consider.  Here are the highlights with some tips!

#1 - What size is your target fish or bait?   The size of your bait directly relates to the mesh size you need on your net.

#2 - Where will be using your net?  The type of water environment, its depth, and current should play a part in helping you determine your best cast net weight.

#3 How much bait do you intend to catch and how fast do you want to catch it?  This helps determine which radius size is best for you.  The larger radius nets (8 to 14 ft.) will allow you to catch more bait in less time, but they also require a more experienced throwing technique than smaller nets.

See the charts below to help you determine your best options from our Fitec Brand of Models!

These are NOT your Father's Cast Nets!

Measuring Mesh can be determined by measurements for SQUARE or STRETCHED Mesh as shown here. ⇒

MESH MEASUREMENTS

The tables below break down the selections of features based on the general criteria for consideration when purchasing a Cast Net from the Fitec Series offered.    We have made our suggestions based on numerous factors however, you may determine different motivations for purchasing additional sizes or weights for your own purposes.

BAIT SIZEWATER DEPTHMODEL SERIESWEIGHT PER RADIUS FOOTRADIUSMESH SIZEMATERIAL TYPE
1” - 6”Shallow up to 20 ft.RS 7503/4 lb.3 - 8 ft.1/4”, 3/8”Nylon, Clear Mono
1” - 12”Medium up to 26 ft.SS 10001 lb.1 - 12 ft.3/16”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”Clear, Blue & Green Mono
3” – 6”Deep up to 30 ft.SS 1000 with tape1 lb.4 - 8 ft.3/16”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”Clear Mono with Tape
3” – 6”Medium Up to 26 ft.GS 10001 lb. Lead4 - 12 ft.3/8”Clear Mono
12”Medium Up to 26 ft.GS 1000 Mullet Net1 lb. Lead6 - 12 ft.1”Clear Mono
1” – 12”Deep up to 50 ft.GS 1000 with Tape1 lb. Lead6 - 12 ft.1/2”, 5/8”Clear Mono Tape
1” – 12”Deep up to 30 ft.GS 15001.5 lb. Lead6 - 12 ft.3/16”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”Clear Mono
9” – 12”Deep up to 50 ft.GS 1500 with Tape1.5 lb. Lead6 - 12 ft.5/8”Clear Mono with Tape
1” – 6”Shallow up to 20 ft.EZ 7503/4 lb.3 - 6 ft.3/8”Nylon, Clear Mono
1” – 12”Medium Up to 26 ft.EZ 10001 lb.3 - 6 ft.1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, Clear Mono, Blue Mono

 

 

BAIT SIZEMESH SIZENET MAX WEIGHTNET/TARGET BAITFISH
1” - 3”3/16” SQ5-9 LBS.Minnow Nets (Small Baits)Minnow / Shrimp
1” - 3”1/4” SQ (1/2” STR)5-9 LBS.Minnow Nets (Small Baits)Minnow / Shrimp
3” – 6”3/8” SQ (3/4) STR7 - 15 LBS.Bait Nets (Regular Size Baits)Pin Fish / Threadfin / Scaled Sardine / White Bait / Green Backs / Manhaden / Ballyhoo
6” – 9”1/2” SQ (1” STR)9 – 20 LBS.Bait Nets (Regular Size Baits)Pin Fish / Threadfin / Scaled Sardine / White Bait / Green Backs / Manhaden / Ballyhoo
9” – 12”5/8” SQ (1-1/4” STR)12 - 25 LBS.Bait Nets (Regular to Large Baits)Pin Fish / Threadfin / Scaled Sardine / White Bait / Green Backs / Manhaden / Ballyhoo
12” and Over1” SQ OVER (2” STR AND OVER)20 LBS. AND OVERMullet Nets (Large Bait)Mullet

We are always available to assist you with any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email for excellent customer service with Fitec at the links below.