A good bass net should measure at least 17 to 20 inches and be able to hold fish of at least 5 pounds. Landing your bass with a net is both safe and great for fish care, which is especially important when catch-and-release fishing for bass.
A good crappie net has a minimum net size of 15 times 18 inches and can hold fish up to about 5 pounds. Big crappie can put up a hard fight and have very soft mouths, so bringing a landing net with you is very important when fishing for slabs.
While a braided mainline is the perfect pick when fishing near heavy cover, you should use a monofilament line when fishing with live baits on the slip bobber. Fluorocarbon is a great choice when fishing in clear water with high visibility.
A good net will help you land every walleye you hook smoothly and safely, and there’s never the risk of losing a fish right in front of your feet, no matter the size. It’s really one of the most important pieces of fishing gear I can think of!
To get your rod safely to the water and back home, you can either disassemble it and transport it in your car, build a DIY fly rod vault, or invest in a fly rod roof rack.
While both Shimano and Abu Garcia are trendy gear choices for anglers, most consider Shimano the better reel brand. Many of their reel series are smaller and more lightweight and offer more value for the price than most Abu Garcia reel models.