I am new to NANFA and was wondering what time of year do you start dipnetting / microfishing.
I live in north central kansas and was wondering when you guys start in your neck of the woods. In my experience from sport fishing, panfishing can be hit or miss while it is this cold and the fishing are still holed up. I may go out starting the first week in march, but I want to know if I should be scouting locations and not wasting time trying to collect until it warms up more
Also, I dont see a lot of discussion on cast netting for collecting, particularly for sunfish. In Kansas I believe it is legal to cast net for bluegill and other sunfish species, and they can be take from the body of water as long as it isn't designated Aquatic Nuisance Species body of water. Is cast netting frowned upon because it is too stressful on the fish?