hi im located in titusville, Fl and am wanting to know the best ways to catch large numbers of bait fish..need answers. Shrimp, mullet, pigfish,...
ist of all, y do u want a large #? And what amount to u is large?They will need to b refrigerated.
The best way would b to use a drift net And agin u would need a live well.Doesnt take long for shrimp to spoil.Also, u may need a license to net bait
When menhaden were prolific here in mass(Merr.River), schools of em ,every so often,would b either going out or comin in depending on which way the tide was going. I kept a surf rod with over kill fishing line and some weighted treble hooks. If the school passed within casting distance, i would use the surf rod with the treble hook, and cast into the school. I would then jerk hard on the rod hoping to snag a few.Usually got one each time i threw out.Would then place them in a plastic bag and place them in the freezer>Striped bass luved those things
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I would use a small hook and either mealworms, or small nightcrawlers. if needed, a trebble hook. (Tri-Hook)
Austin, I use To Live In No. Cocoa So I Know The Area Pretty Well. A 10 or 12 Ft. Cast Net Is What IUse To Use To Catch Fingerl Mullet For Those Hungry Reds. Takes Alittle Practice, But after You Get The Hang of It, Is The Most Productive way To Catch Live Bait. The Boat Ramp Just So. Of Titusville On The River Was A Great Place To Catch Small Mullet... The Reds Use To Love Them About 3-4 Inches Long.... Good Fishing
Is it just me or does it seem that everyone's computer is broken? Why else would these answers be half words or every other word gets capitalized? Any way Austin, your answer is to get a casting net with the mesh being smaller in size than the fish you are after. You'll need to know what's legal there, so call Fish and Game. If you'd check the Florida Fish and Game you'd have your answer.
Cast nets measuring 14 feet or less stretched length (stretched length is defined as the distance from the horn at the center of the net with the net gathered and pulled taut, to the lead line). Cast nets may be used as harvesting gear for the following species only: black drum, bluefish, cobia, flounder, mullet, Florida pompano, red drum, sheepshead, shrimp, Spanish mackerel, spotted seatrout, weakfish, and unregulated species.
-- Beach or haul seines measuring no larger than 500 square feet of mesh area, no larger than 2 inches stretched mesh size, not constructed of monofilament, and legibly marked at both ends with the harvester’s name and address, if a Florida resident. Non-residents using beach or haul seines for recreational purposes are required to have a commercial saltwater products license and legibly mark the seine at both ends with the harvester’s saltwater products license number. Beach or haul seines may be used as harvesting gear for the following species only: black drum, bluefish, cobia, flounder, mullet, Florida pompano, red drum, sheepshead, shrimp, Spanish mackerel, spotted seatrout, weakfish, and unregulated species.
I suggest using a baitcast net right off the docks, I've caught piles of fish that way.
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