Is BASS back to nets?

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Is BASS back to nets?

Postby cjtoad » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:18 am

I just saw a couple of pics of Chris Lane landing bass with a net at what looked like his Open win. Is BASS back to nets or are those photos from something else? I've always liked the no net rule, would hate to see it go again.

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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby Imavol » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:56 am

On everything but the Elite Series they can use a net.

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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby cjtoad » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:44 pm

Thank's that explains a lot.

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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby illinoisbassfishin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:03 pm

I sure hope not. Nets are for wussies.

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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby J-Cotier » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:25 pm

I love having a net, But I agree that landing fish at the boat can be the hardest part and definitely shows how a calmer angler will prevail!
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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby Legal_Bass » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:47 am

I asked BASS about this on Twitter after they had several tournaments in a row where guys were badly hooked with crankbait hooks and needed to go back to the marina or to the hospital for treatment (like Palaniuk at Bull Shoals). They said it's something they will consider but that nets on the Elite Series isn't on the table right now.

Personally I'd rather see guys using nets than see someone lose a tournament they could have won because they spent half the day in the hospital with a hook in the hand.

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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby USA-RET » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:24 am

Personally would like to BASS go the Major League Fishing route.
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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby jigapig » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:59 am

Nets are for Muskies. I never use a net. Sure there's been times I have lost fish at the boat. But I am just preparing for when I make it to the Elite Series. You never know. ;)

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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby dragon1 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:16 pm

Why do they need a net when the majority of the time they just boat flip the fish? :?

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Re: Is BASS back to nets?

Postby Johnny A » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:37 am

USA-RET wrote:Personally would like to BASS go the Major League Fishing route.


You would need a ref in every boat. Also, they are getting a bit nutso with the no touch clothes and stuff. Some of that can put both the angler and the fish into a potentially dangerous situation.


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