So I'm about to get a new pogy net for the summer since my last one dry rotted (it was quite old). I can't remember its specs so I'm wondering what I should look for. I've done a couple searches and people seem to generally say a 1/2" mesh and 1.5lbs of lead/foot is the best. Is that a good combo for Port Canaveral? Also what size overall? I threw an 8 footer before and it got the job done but was a big net to throw since I'm vertically challenged. Would a 6 get it done? Any advice here would be much appreciated. Thanks, TT
Most of time I throw a 5/8" 12' tim wade net. If they are up on top you can get them with any cheapo 6fter.
Betts super pro 1" mesh. Pogies are a minimum of 4" long so you need a large mesh net that will sink quickly. Pogies are fast and if they see the net in the air they will get out of dodge in a hurry. Don't waste money on a 3/8 or 1/2 mesh. Trust me you want a quick sinker for baitfish
Call Mr Tim Wade, tell him what you want to catch and where.
206 Pine Street
West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 729-9537 (Work)
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I don't claim to be a good fisherman, but I can catch bait like a mofo. Good luck with your choice
5/8 sink fast for deeper days regardless of total lead weight. You should be able to throw it regardless of your height provided you are elevated sufficiently above cover board,rails, or throwing from the bow of a deep cockpit CC.
I would love to try that thing to see the difference between by bait buster 10x3/8x1.5lb I paid $110 for.
No problem catching any kind of bait with it.
Is it worth the extra $60, eh maybe/maybe not but I like supporting a local guy and know its high quality. I'll bring it along next time we go out and you can take a look.