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Anybody here do any fishing for cats with jugs???
 

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Some but not near as much as with trotline and rod. Jugs and limblines have been less used by me in the past. Still in the right conditions and places it can be a good productive way to fish.

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:D You bet I've got a pile of jugs out back that I use from time to time.


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I dont use as many jugs as the previous poster, but i often make up a few and float them while i fish the shore sturcture then check them on the way out. All from a boat. I often use windshield washer fluid jugs (as i ran a garage for some years.) I will use epoxy to attach a piece of heater hose to the handles where i stick the hooks when not in use. A large sinker to keep the bait down and about 4-6 feet of line is all i use. Often chicken liver is the bait, sometimes its corn or nightcrawlers. Various results, but its that many more lines in the water sooo.......
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Jug Fishin for the Big Cats

Thanks to my wifes love of Dr Pepper, I have plenty of the big Three litre bottles. :)
I spray paint them bright orange, it helps to find them if a fish takes them into a brushy bank. And they stand out in the spotlight at night.
They seem to work best in the backwater slough's and pokets of still water.
A 4/0 or 3/0 trebble hook, on about 3 to 4ft of good nylon twine, your good to go. Just bait up and toss em out.
I fish about 30 at a time, any more and you will be to busy to keep up with all of em.
If you put em out in a good slough you can go have a hot cup of coffee and check em form the bank. :)
When you see one cutting through the water, bobbing you know ol wiskers done got himself hooked :lol: Just troll out and get him!
Rebait and wait !
I like to use chicken livers, the dough baits are good too. Its a lot of fun when they are really hitting!
Give it a try!
 

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try these jugs guys

i get those cheap plastic foam tubes i think they call flotees. a swimmin pool toy for kids, they sell them at wal mart and at dollar stores roun here. ok cut then into 1 foot pieces, run some trotline cord thru the center and cut it at lenght yu want and ty on hooks. i like them better than juggs cuase yu can wrap the cord roun them tite and jus imbedd the hooks anywhere they come in the foam. keeps them from gettin tangled in the boat in transport. they are as bouyant as 2 or 3 liter bottles and much easier to store in the boat. be sure to get the brightest colors or paint them day glo orange. happy juggin! :D
 

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try these jugs guys

i get those cheap plastic foam tubes i think they call flotees. a swimmin pool toy for kids, they sell them at wal mart and at dollar stores roun here. ok cut then into 1 foot pieces, run some trotline cord thru the center and cut it at lenght yu want and ty on hooks. i like them better than juggs cuase yu can wrap the cord roun them tite and jus imbedd the hooks anywhere they come in the foam. keeps them from gettin tangled in the boat in transport. they are as bouyant as 2 or 3 liter bottles and much easier to store in the boat. be sure to get the brightest colors or paint them day glo orange. happy juggin! :D
 

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Hi i use the gater aid bottles and paint them organe and take gray tape and wrap around the end to have a place to put my hook i use 20 ft of stagging with a #4/0 with a wait about 4 ft above the hook and live small bream i catch some nice flatheads and blues and some channels cats on jugs i only use one hook to a jug and fish in 25 to 30 ft of water on the lake and i use 40 jugs we can olny use 20 jugs per person so my wife and i use 40 jugs it is fun and catch some good fish too VM
 

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I started trotlining and jugfishing back in 1983, and have jugfished ever since. I haven't trotlined since 1990 because I didn't have a partner, but I may start back up again. I didn't have anyone to teach me, so I learned by lots of experimenting to see what worked best for me. Almost all of my jugfishing is done in a current, which is a totally differnent thing than jugging in still water. Jugs quickly get really spread out, and you have to do a lot of running back and forth just to keep track of them.
 

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Running back and forth checking on them is half the fun. :grin:

Seriously, I like my jugs to be spread out for a quarter mile.

Like Hillbill, I use the swimming "noodles" cut into one foot lengths. No tangles and no mess when transporting them or picking them up.

I bait exclusively with cut shad. I try to put in my jugs right as the sun goes down. That next hour is the real feeding frenzy. I'm usually too busy taking off fish to do much re-baiting, and after the first hour or hour and a half, I've generally got enough fish to call it a night, and pick up the jugs.
 

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A jug line is where you use a floating device, such as a jug, with a vertical line tied to it with hooks at different depths( number of hooks vary with state regs and personal preferences) The jug drifts along the surface, or can be anchored to the bottom.

A trotline is a horizontal line with hooks on dropper lines spaced along it's length, again the number of hooks will vary with state regs. The trotline can be used close to the bottom or suspended under floats.
 
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