Looking to have a setnet made to catch PU sockeye at the mouth of the Kasilof.
Deciding net length was easy, I'm going with the maximum of 60ft, which everyone seems to use.
Likewise, the recommended mesh-square size for catching sockeyes seems to be about 5 inches.
But, the depth is more variable. The regs limit it to a maximum of 45 mesh-squares.
So, 45 x 5 = 225 inches, or almost 19 feet. Is this the best size or too deep?
I saw a net in stock at Donaldson's that was only 29 meshes deep = 12 feet.
Are there disadvantages to setting a bigger net?
Also, I plan to deploy & tend my net from a boat, rather than from the shore.
Does that make any difference?