Because of their enormous size and raw strength, bringing a landing net with you is essential when fishing for lakers. Not only will it help you land your trophy catch, but it’s also beneficial for the fish, which is especially important if you want to release it.
Unfortunately, not many anglers use landing nets when fishing for these fantastic fish, resulting in many big catfish being lost, usually only feet away from the boat or shore. Taking a net with you on the water is the best way to ensure you’ll land those trophy cats!
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.