Landing nets are invaluable tools in the sportfishing arena but often overlooked in bass fishing. Wired2fish's Mitch Anderson shares several reasons why and how landing nets improve the fishing experience for both you and the fish (barring tournament restrictions).
The right landing reduces boat side losses, the risk of hook injury to the angler as well as being the safest landing method for the fish. Are you concerned about the inconvenience of hooks buried in the net? Don't be - modern net materials such as rubber and coated mesh prevent snagging while preserving the protective slime on the fish.
Whether boat, kayak/canoe, wading or shore fishing, consider adding a net to your equipment list to land more fish while protecting both you and the prize.