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DON MARTIN/Special to the Miner
Johnnie Hoeft demonstrates the correct technique to use when casting a net to catch gizzard shad on Lake Mead.

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It's only a net - how hard can it be? (Hint: Kinda hard)

It started with an invitation from a couple of members of the Nevada Striper Club after I inquired about the use of gizzard shad on Lake Mead to catch striped bass: "Why don't you and Johnnie come on down and we'll show you how to do it?"