I’ve been shrimp baiting for the past couple seasons but a friend recently told me about a trip he took out of Edisto where they were trawling. I asked about the boat and he said it was a standard 17ft cc boat, but the owner had a rig that clipped in the stern (maybe cleats or rod holders) that dropped a couple trawl nets. He said they coolered out in just over an hour.
Is there a special license required to trawl recreationally? Does anyone know of a trawl net system for purchase or familiar with a design for smaller vessels?
It would be commercial and need a license for such. Trawl nets are expensive too. We thought about it once - but knowing my luck I would hang the net first trip out and trash it! I have seen a couple smaller boats - like about 21-23’ doing what you are talking about but, I don’t know any details.