Clean and prepare your gill net. Make sure there are no holes, tears or hang ups.
As you pull the net into the boat you must fix and tie on any loose or missing corks. The net must be tangle free and ready for a clean release.
Head out in search of the best spot to make your set.
When you find a good spot, throw out the net and give it a good stretch into a U shape. The top line is held afloat by corks while the bottom (heavy lead line) sinks down about 25 feet and hangs there.
Troll the net in search of fish. You have to get the fish out quickly so they don’t spook others away.
Once you spot a fish, pull the net onto the bow and shake it out. It’s called gill netting because the salmon swim in head first and get caught by the gills.