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Thread: Drift Gillnet for Hoolies?

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    Default Drift Gillnet for Hoolies?

    I've never used one before. Are the cheaper, do they yield more fish? What is the best mesh size?
    Just thought I'd throw this out for myself and maybe some more folks who were wondering themselves. C'mon skilled drift net users, show us some pics!


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    Smile Go with what you want

    I prefer rod and reel

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    Ah, I only wish I had the free time to rod n reel em!


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    they are certainly more expensive when you add up all the parts.
    Most of the older nets used Bamboo poles I used 1" white pvc that is capped and has a large yellow seine buoy on the end.
    Randy at Silvertip in kasilof on K- beach has the netting and will hook you up with the other parts too. Leadline,twine etc.
    They catch fish when the fishing is to slow on the Kenai(the only place they are legal as far as I know.)to get much in the smaller scoop nets.
    When the fish hit good the scoop nets are easier and more convienent.
    I wish I had some pics. I might have to get my GF to send me some just to post.
    Basically on the Kenai they start to trickle in slow and the only way to get them effectively is with the big gillnets.This time frame is from say May 1st to the close of the gillnet season witch is June 1st.
    Once they hit en masse from the last week in May til the end of the first week in June (it varies year to year)you can use the scoop nets upriver and get them a lot easier as you do not have to pick them out of the net.
    This is only for the Kenai witch is the only place I dip Hooligan.
    I am sure other areas of the state are different.
    "The closer I get to nature the farther I am from idiots"

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    heres some pics from yesterday
    I haven't yet put the second piece on yet havent needed it
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