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I'll be on my way to Raystown in a few weeks for a weeks worth of night fishing. Can anyone help me with netting alewives? I have my cast net permit and a 42 gal tank, I just have no idea on how to net bait in fresh water. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the help Jim! I'm from Meyersdale if you're familiar with Somerset Co. I went to Raystown on a whim 4 years ago and absolutely fell in love with the fishery. I try to make it up there for the walleye opener in may and when things calm down in october and november. In may, my nephews and I got into a good number of walleye and every one was so stuffed with alewives that they were spitting them up on the way to the boat. It will be nice to have live bait to work with when the cranks aren't working. Plus I might actually have a chance to target my 1st striper!!

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I made it back from Raystown and here's the scoop. Netted lots of gizzard shad but no alewives. Caught a few walleye and a lot of cats in the small bay before the bridge @ 22. Maybe the stripes will cooperate in the fall.:icon_cry:
 
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