Are you talking about using one to hold bait at the dock, or as a "transfer net" I've not used one as a dock pen (yet), but I'm not sure the cloth net type will hold up long to the otters and turtles on the lake though........ Most of the ones I've seen around SML are made of wire mesh and wooden or other bottom/tops.
I do like the looks of that transfer net though..... wonder how it would work for letting shad slime off - or if they would still not slime off until you put them in the tank / out of the lake water.... re-reading I guess that is what you were referring to.....
Post by striperseeker on Feb 28, 2013 11:40:49 GMT -5
So I don't get how this thing works. OK you go out and net a bunch of shad and put them in this external holding pen. Now it is time to get up on plane and go to where the stripers are. So you go up on plane and the thing gets ripped off the side of your boat. Once you get to the stripers, you have to turn around and go look for your shad holder. Do people actually pay money for this?
Post by maintenanceman4lif on Feb 28, 2013 11:46:07 GMT -5
No striperseeker I am wanting to make one to attach to my dock to put shad in for keeping since I don't have my boat house built on to my dock yet so I can keep some at all times. Is what I am looking to do. Later Ill get sophisticated as Bentrod and build a actual holding tank. LOL
As you pointed out the Otters and Muskrats will make short work of the cage..The amount of time and work you would put into making this bait cage is not worth it. better to spend a little more money and time and make one that will last a few years... Just my two cents..