Originally Posted by darndam
I'm a big fan of my 4' cast net. Hang a stoolie of the side of your boat, wait a few mins and cast away. This is especially helpful if you are by yourself and cant reel in a stoolie and raise a scap net at the same time. I also like to use casting nets off the shore in areas with rocky bottoms.
I think a 7' casting net might need a special license in NY but check on that.
Glad to hear that... Yea I was curious about needing a special license so i checked it out on the nysdec site and found this...
In addition to angling, any person who has a fishing license or is entitled to fish without a license may collect* minnows (except carp and goldfish), killifish, mudminnows, darters, sticklebacks, stonecats, smelt, alewives, suckers and blueback herring for personal use (sale prohibited) as follows:Cast net: maximum 10 feet in diameter