Jump to content


Photo

Homemade Bridge Net


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 BX2

BX2

    Member

  • Users
  • PipPip
  • 61 posts
  • Joined: May-28 2007

Posted August 22 2007 - 2:35 PM

I need help. I found a nice bridge to fish from, my problem is landing my catch. A gaff is out of the question due to the fact I like to release unharmed, and also at high tide I'm still about 8' give or take from the surface of the water. I'm trying to figure out a design on a landing net, with atleast 20' of rope. Any help is greatly appreciated!

#2 shbeachbum

shbeachbum

    1,000 Post Club!

  • BST Users
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,841 posts
  • Joined: Jan-17 2000
  • LocationPort Monmouth NJ

Posted August 22 2007 - 3:12 PM

What about attaching a net to a bicycle tire rim and attaching a long rope. They also sell pier nets like this at some tackle shops.

#3 DerrickT

DerrickT

    Way too many!

  • Moderators
  • 50,523 posts
  • Joined: Mar-29 2007
  • LocationEphrata, Pa

Posted August 22 2007 - 5:16 PM

You can get a bridge net at any b&t shop for under $20.00
DMS# 2573

#4 Darth Baiter

Darth Baiter

    5,000 Post Club!

  • BST Users
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,597 posts
  • Joined: Jan-29 2002
  • LocationSandyland NJ

Posted August 22 2007 - 6:05 PM

Not that anyone pays attention nor is it consistently enforced, but is it legal to fish from this bridge? Hate to see you spend money and not be able to use it.
"Endeavor to persevere" Lone Watie

#5 Gully

Gully

    Way too many!

  • BST Users
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,353 posts
  • Joined: Feb-02 2007

Posted August 22 2007 - 7:57 PM

i do it all spring and only had the man there twice to tell us we couldnt fish.
your cell phone blitz gang is ghey! 

my other truck just takes me fishing.   :)

CC

 


#6 ooeric

ooeric

    1,000 Post Club!

  • Users
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,388 posts
  • Joined: Jul-05 2007

Posted August 22 2007 - 9:38 PM

well if there is sign clearly stating you cant fish on the bridge. then you cant fish
other then that. usually people or cops dont really bother you.

#7 Sudsy

Sudsy

    Way too many!

  • Site-Wide Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32,712 posts
  • Joined: Dec-09 2001
  • LocationOn the Hook

Posted August 22 2007 - 10:24 PM

That depends on the bridge, the area, and the local enforcement.





If you have a Dicks near you they have a great hoop style bridge net for $14.99.

I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --

and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am. ~ Crash Davis

 

I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.


#8 BX2

BX2

    Member

  • Users
  • PipPip
  • 61 posts
  • Joined: May-28 2007

Posted August 23 2007 - 8:52 AM

No it's legal and safe to fish from this bridge. Those round baitshop nets, I'm still looking for a decent one. They're ok if you're fishing for scup, but trying to get a keeper striper, or a good sized blue into the hoop is difficult. I've lost more fish while trying to hold the pole and maneuver the net into position.

#9 ooeric

ooeric

    1,000 Post Club!

  • Users
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,388 posts
  • Joined: Jul-05 2007

Posted August 23 2007 - 9:19 AM

ya.. thats why for bridge fishing i get a thick pole and like 40lb test, and just drag the sucker up

#10 Dan J

Dan J

    1,000 Post Club!

  • Users
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,007 posts
  • Joined: Oct-30 2005

Posted August 23 2007 - 1:41 PM

I wouldn't bother to make one. As others have said, you can just buy one for not a whole lot of money. There's also a version that's collapsible and will fit in a bucket.

#11 Jim Dabs

Jim Dabs

    Elite Member

  • Users
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 501 posts
  • Joined: Dec-08 2004

Posted August 23 2007 - 5:09 PM

just get a bridge rod made

#12 Dan J

Dan J

    1,000 Post Club!

  • Users
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,007 posts
  • Joined: Oct-30 2005

Posted August 23 2007 - 11:42 PM


Quote:








Originally Posted by BX2
View Post

I need help. I found a nice bridge to fish from, my problem is landing my catch. A gaff is out of the question due to the fact I like to release unharmed, and also at high tide I'm still about 8' give or take from the surface of the water. I'm trying to figure out a design on a landing net, with atleast 20' of rope. Any help is greatly appreciated!





If you want to release unharmed, get the net.
Even if you did want to keep some, you'll still need to release under size fish.
Hauling a 27" striper straight out of the water and then dropping it back over the side of the bridge is not good for the fish!

BX2, if you plan on fishing from bridges, get a bridge net.

#13 MC11298

MC11298

    Senior Member

  • Users
  • PipPipPip
  • 155 posts
  • Joined: Mar-18 2006

Posted August 26 2007 - 2:26 PM

You can purchase one of these at many Bait and Tackle Shops.








MC11298

#14 Dan J

Dan J

    1,000 Post Club!

  • Users
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,007 posts
  • Joined: Oct-30 2005

Posted August 26 2007 - 3:51 PM

^ Yep - Thats the collapsible one.