always carry a net in the canoe, and on the back of my vest.
It gets used for fish that won't come to hand easily, and for big bass that
would prefer to dive under the canoe. I have the fine mesh C&R type, but
would like to get a long handle (wood) net for the canoe. I try not to take pics of just anything I catch, and try to get the fish unhooked and on its
way without lifting it from the net. Panfish do not get netted