Shawn, I have a couple of the Frabill "dipped" nets. They are mesh but dipped in a rubber coating so the hook does not snag into the mesh. Cost less than $20. I have it on a lanyard with a snap clip so I can attach it to my wading belt or to the canoe. maybe not as pretty as a ghost net, but very cost effective. I used to lose a lot of nets also.
attached to the canoe
wanted to add this. This is how the kayak guys are mounting their go-pro cameras. to give you some ideas
panfish and panfish portrait