How to pick and use a minnow net

After picking out the minnow net that you want to use, you need to know how to use it correctly. Below you’ll find instructions on how to use a minnow net the right way. It’s not that difficult but following a couple of simple steps will help you collect more minnows faster.

How to Use a Minnow Net
Using a minnow net is not difficult but there are different styles and each one of them may be a little different. Still, for the most part, all you have to do is find a location where the minnows are located. This is usually pretty easy because they can be found in just about any type of water and they usually stay real close to the edge of the bank. If you’re searching for minnows when you’re in deeper water, look for them around lily pads, weeds and other structures where they can find food.

Once you locate a group of minnows all you need to do is place the net into the water and lower it underneath the surface. Sprinkle some bait over the area and this will help draw the minnows overtop of the net. Some of the things that you can use for bait include crackers and bread crumbs. Basically, anything will work as long as it’s small enough for them to eat.

After the minnows gather together to feed on the bait, all you have to do is pull the net up and capture all of the minnows that you can at once. Place these in your container and start all over again. Do this as many times as you need to until you have collected the amount of minnows that you need for your fishing trip.

You always have the option of making your own minnow net if you prefer to do so over buying one. They are easy to make and don’t take a lot of money or materials. You can find instructions on the Internet that will tell you how to make many different designs so all you have to do is pick out the one that suits you the best.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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