Catch the stump totem in a net anything special I need to be aware of or is it just a chance to catch in net and I have to essentially just get lucky? Or does it get easier catch rate if its lower hitpoints?
Catching monsters is easier if the monster is a substantially lower level than you are. Alternatively, if you've gained a high monstology rating (by catching larkinorian monsters and releasing on TA), I believe that also makes it a little easier. Other than that, it does seem to be just luck and you either have to run the mission multiple times or level up to get through it. Good luck.