Was watching a few videos on YouTube about guys catching herring with castnets off a pier in California. Was curious if anyone here has ever used a castnet from your boat in Vancouver harbor or between north and south arm when you see a bait ball or during the herring spawn. Would like to be able to get some herring for crab bait and for bottomfishing. If anyone has had success can you let me know what size of net and what mesh hole size(3/8", 1/2", 5/8" or 1")... I assume if the herring are deeper than 20 feet you can't catch them as the net would drop too slow etc.. With all that's happened with the Chinook nonrention I need to find more things to do to keep me busy on the water.