A drop-net is one the best devices known, for one-man bait catching . This product is easy to use from a bridge, pier , boat, any place over water. Even kids can use them and have a ton of fun.
Douglas drop-nets are easily assembled by inserting galvanized , spring-steel spreading rods into steel center plate . The nets are bound with heavy cord and have a loop in each corner crimped to the rods. A 3-foot , heavy cord is furnished for attaching the net to a pole. The soft knitted nets are available in brown polyester , or white or green nylon . Made in the USA
The Umbrella folding drop net is the best that can be bought . It is similar to the standard drop net, except the spreading rods are hinged with 2 plates and eyebolt and need not be disassembled . Replace the net is easy , the 4 corners are not crimped to the rods. The soft knitted nets are available in brown polyester , or white or green nylon. Made in the USA.
TIPS FOR USING DROP NETS
To catch shad - Drop the umbrella net beside the boat under water , then spot a light over the net ( if legal ) . When the shad gather , turn the light out and quickly raise the net . You should have a great catch.
To Catch Crayfish - According to an old-time fisherman, set out , maybe four or five drop nets up and down the river at night . Bait them with bacon and dog food, in small bags, placed in the center of the nets. You may need to weigh the nets down and mark their location with some kind of floating device. Check them after a few hours. Some would claim that they are as good as shrimp.
TO Catch Minnows- BAit the net with some kind of crumbs, best in a mesh bag attached in center of net.