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#10129273 - 07/11/14 02:46 PM Juglines
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In your opinion what depths would you be placing a jugline in this time of year, the juglines would be only for during the day, no over night. Thanks.

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#10129291 - 07/11/14 02:53 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Jug lines aint fishing thats just harvesting

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#10129375 - 07/11/14 03:14 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Need to fish above the thermocline. I think juglines are fishing, sallysue wouldn't know what fishing was if it swum up and bit him on the rump.

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#10129399 - 07/11/14 03:20 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I run mine in less than 20 ft of water this time of year depending on the lake im on.
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#10129853 - 07/11/14 06:07 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Call it what you want, lol, I call it filling the freezer. Thank everyone.

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#10130024 - 07/11/14 07:41 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I put mine right around 8 -10 ft

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#10130255 - 07/11/14 09:09 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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All of my jugs are set at 5 to 6 foot. Fish for suspended fish in deeper water this time of year.
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#10131443 - 07/12/14 04:16 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Thanks!

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#10131509 - 07/12/14 04:49 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Put them on the ledge of a flat or along a river channel.

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#10131707 - 07/12/14 06:39 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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In deeper water say 20' or so I would put a weighted jug with a hook right off bottom then one about three foot above that then one about three foot from the top. When you run them you'll know where the air is by the look of the fish caught on that hook. You can adjust your depth according.

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#10132186 - 07/12/14 10:17 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Keep them all at 14 feet or under...hooks any deeper will be below thermocline and kill them causing waste.

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#10133191 - 07/13/14 01:25 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Is the thermocline the same in all lakes?

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#10133441 - 07/13/14 03:26 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Thermocline is usually around 20 foot. In deeper lakes it will go on down to 25-30.

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#10133457 - 07/13/14 03:33 PM Re: Juglines [Re: DAN-O]
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Originally Posted By: DAN-O
Keep them all at 14 feet or under...hooks any deeper will be below thermocline and kill them causing waste.


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#10137296 - 07/14/14 11:52 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Sorry, I tried posting yesterday or Saturday, but it froze & I had to shut down the browser page & lost all I wrote.

Thermocline runs about half depth to bottom. In 20' that would be from 10' down to bottom. 40' would be 20' down to bottom.

However, it may not apply to shallower water, such as 11 to 13' deep, as I've fished in the No Wake Zone coming out of Running Branch Marina & never encountered any problems in the summer. But I have noticed it in 15' to 16' deep waters.

If you are in an area of heavy traffic- skiers & jet skiers, they can stir up oxygen into the water. However, on the other hand, outboard motors have underwater exhausts, churning carbon monoxide into the water as well. Add a great volume of traffic during the summer.

One article years ago (7 to 15) shared of a guy rod-n-reeling for Big Blues in the summer in lakes during thermocline. He would use goldfish. He said since the thermocline was at half depth, he would set his hook just above or barely into it. He noted the Big Blues suspend themselves just above the thermocline level. And if the hook & bait was slightly lower, a big blue would make a dash to retrieve the bait then get back out of the danger zone
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#10137323 - 07/15/14 12:35 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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"Filling the Freezer" We agree! Good call and fun for everyone in the family.

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#10138527 - 07/15/14 02:10 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Lynn now thats wisdom!! The lake that I fish has very little water at 20' most water ib Wright Patman is from 4' to 10 ' so Lynn what you said makes lot of sence.

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#10138563 - 07/15/14 02:24 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Has anybody even seen a thermocline yet? It has been a strange year.

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#10139910 - 07/16/14 12:43 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I did forget one thing though. There is what I call a "boilover". Not sure what it actually is, but I will give an example. Fort Parker Lake had filled in with so much grey muck & silt & they had not dredged it in ages. If not mistaken, it was in the 1990s. The depth a few years later (in 2002) was maximum 6' deep. I am talking the whole lake was no deeper than that. We had my Grandfather's Birthday party in what used to be the Bathhouse (where you showered & changed into your swimming trunks & the opposite after swimming). It hasd been converted to something like a clubroom you could rent out. It was a hot July 4th & the lake stunk. Lots of dead fish. Basically, it just boiled the fish.

That is not actually thermocline, but when a lake is that shallow & has so much muck in it, if it gets heated enough, well something like that is bound to happen.

I had always thought the thermocline was active & constantly shifting depths, until I read that article.

I remember one occasion I & a few friends went fishing on private property They knew the owners. It was a hot summer & it had many sleughs connected, even into what seemed to be a tank maybe 15' or so deep. The shallower water was fine, but the lower depth in the tank portion definitely had thermocline activity as you could tell the difference it made on the catfish. They were super sluggish.
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#10145112 - 07/17/14 04:54 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Good info!

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#10149105 - 07/19/14 10:20 AM Re: Juglines [Re: SALLYSUE]
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Originally Posted By: SALLYSUE
Jug lines aint fishing thats just harvesting


Harvesting you say? So if you catch your limit with a rod and reel what is that called? If it is legal it is fishing. Sounds more like a lack of tolerance to me. Jug fishing is fun and my kids love it, not to mention you fill your freezer pretty quick. Also wrestling a 30 pound plus blue on a hand-held line is a hoot. Of course anything over 10 pounds goes back in the water.

Anyway:
I do as all of the above said, in the winter I fish deeper 25 to 50 feet and in the summer shallower, 10-20 feet my bait will always be above the thermocline. To me the hardest part is to keep the line tight when you drop is so the bottom bait will not lie on the bottom so I use a heavy weight. Basically a discarded 12-16 ounce soup of vegetable can filled with concrete and I fashion a piece of wire hanger as to attach a cheap carabiner to the line. Most if not all of my jugs have 55 feet of line.


I usually run three hooks spaced out every five feet.


Here is a pic of my jugs, I used tarred line as it does not tangle and white duct tape. But now your jugs can be any color, I will wrap chartreuse duct on them next time.



D- you are welcome to use mine if you like or I can tell you how to build you a dozen a dozen is a good number since one or two are always out of commission. I once had a big 30 pound or so blue hit three different jugs at the same time and he made a mess of my lines.

I am sure I left a lot out but I hope this helps, if any one of you want to know how to build these let me know, I will gladly help.
-a


Edited by Fishing Professor (07/19/14 10:22 AM)
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#10149866 - 07/19/14 06:11 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
In your opinion what depths would you be placing a jugline in this time of year, the juglines would be only for during the day, no over night. Thanks.


Been fishing our local lake with jug lines set between 8' - 16' deep and fished during the day for about three hours. Having trouble with Yellow Bass stealing the bait but did manage to catch several Keepers this morning. Used anchored as well as free-floating jugs; of the Keepers two were caught with the free-floating jugs in less than 10' of water. Today's Video. Fun stuff... having a Beer Batter Fish Fry later!

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#10152296 - 07/20/14 10:09 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Used the kayak this round to put out jug lines. Managed to catch two Catfish and hooked but lost a nice Gar. Oh well, better luck next time. Jugs set around 10' seemed to get the most bites this time. Today's Video.

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#10153863 - 07/21/14 04:07 PM Re: Juglines [Re: Fishing Professor]
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Thxs for the info mine are similar to yours but not as nice, lol.

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#10167698 - 07/26/14 08:20 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Fished Lake Lavon at Ticky Creek this morning using jug lines. Bite was steady with 15 Keepers; largest went 19" in size. Most went for Shad that we caught by the boat ramp. Did catch a couple of Gaspergou; used one for cut bait. Ended catching several on cut bait also! Fun stuff with most caught in 11'-12' of water with hooks set 1' and 2' from the bottom. Today's Video.


Edited by fshng84 (07/26/14 08:26 PM)

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#10185900 - 08/03/14 06:22 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Fished Lake Lavon Saturday morning and caught six Keepers. Largest went 4 pounds; caught them using Shad.... Enjoying the nice weather, and the laid back style of fishing!

Did re-rig the Jug Lines with new line, same ones we posted in an article about Jug Line Fishing. This time, tried stopper knots above and below the drop lines. Seemed to have more hook ups this time! Today's Video.

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#10264013 - 09/06/14 04:50 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Did some Jug Lining this morning at Lake Lavon. Put in at Little Ridge Park by the Power Plant. Baited up with Shad and then waited for about a half-hour before the first bite. Fun morning... kept three for a fish fry later! Today's Video.

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#10264130 - 09/06/14 06:14 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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You are right about it being fishing. I wish everyone was more careful to protect and not injure fish. Jug fishing and hand fishing is now legal and should not be looked down on. Saying that I have never been nuts enough to grab a sixty pound cat in the mouth while holding my breath under water.lol I quit fishing when I have six or seven nice ones in my ice chest and you could call that harvesting also but I prefer calling it eating. Most lakes in Texas have a very good population of catfish and if that does not change I have no issue with jugs.

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#10264306 - 09/06/14 07:38 PM Re: Juglines [Re: Fishing Professor]
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Originally Posted By: Fishing Professor
Originally Posted By: SALLYSUE
Jug lines aint fishing thats just harvesting


Harvesting you say? So if you catch your limit with a rod and reel what is that called? If it is legal it is fishing. Sounds more like a lack of tolerance to me. Jug fishing is fun and my kids love it, not to mention you fill your freezer pretty quick. Also wrestling a 30 pound plus blue on a hand-held line is a hoot. Of course anything over 10 pounds goes back in the water.

Anyway:
I do as all of the above said, in the winter I fish deeper 25 to 50 feet and in the summer shallower, 10-20 feet my bait will always be above the thermocline. To me the hardest part is to keep the line tight when you drop is so the bottom bait will not lie on the bottom so I use a heavy weight. Basically a discarded 12-16 ounce soup of vegetable can filled with concrete and I fashion a piece of wire hanger as to attach a cheap carabiner to the line. Most if not all of my jugs have 55 feet of line.


I usually run three hooks spaced out every five feet.


Here is a pic of my jugs, I used tarred line as it does not tangle and white duct tape. But now your jugs can be any color, I will wrap chartreuse duct on them next time.



D- you are welcome to use mine if you like or I can tell you how to build you a dozen a dozen is a good number since one or two are always out of commission. I once had a big 30 pound or so blue hit three different jugs at the same time and he made a mess of my lines.

I am sure I left a lot out but I hope this helps, if any one of you want to know how to build these let me know, I will gladly help.
-a


You mention keeping hooks off bottom..Look and consider this http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbt...s?#Post10170135 Read and look at bullcrappie stuff and pic

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#10801013 - 04/27/15 02:42 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Water level is up... able to to do some Jug Lining Saturday and Kayak Fishing Sunday at Ticky Creek (Lake Lavon). Only caught three Keepers (Catfish) on Saturday. Struck out Sunday but did get a light nibble and two good strikes. Water level is looking good! Saturday's and Sunday's Videos

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#10801400 - 04/27/15 05:03 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Jug newb question?????? DO you use a bait soap, chicken, cut shad or carp, live bait? Looking to make some jugs and branch out my fishing game. Thanks for the info.

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#10801411 - 04/27/15 05:07 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Also what size/type of hook?

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#10803670 - 04/28/15 12:00 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Made up six more noodles this morning. 8/0 octopus hooks, 1/4oz weight, 5ft 80lb braid lines.
Time for some more harvesting smile



Bait




Edited by Muzzlebrake (04/28/15 12:02 PM)
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#10804167 - 04/28/15 02:43 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I hope you can find those. 1/4 ounce weight seems a little light.
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#10804800 - 04/28/15 06:53 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Best way to figure it out is to run trot lines. I consider trot lines harvesting and jugs just fun to use. Only take what you WILL eat!
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#10804961 - 04/28/15 07:48 PM Re: Juglines [Re: trav1921]
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Originally Posted By: trav1921
Jug newb question?????? DO you use a bait soap, chicken, cut shad or carp, live bait? Looking to make some jugs and branch out my fishing game. Thanks for the info.


In order of those you mentioned

Cut shad, carp, chicken, live bait, bait soap

We use weenies in the winter when we can't find shad
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#10804977 - 04/28/15 07:56 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Very cool thanks for the info.

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#10805170 - 04/28/15 08:55 PM Re: Juglines [Re: cva34]
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Originally Posted By: cva34
Originally Posted By: Fishing Professor
Originally Posted By: SALLYSUE
Jug lines aint fishing thats just harvesting


Harvesting you say? So if you catch your limit with a rod and reel what is that called? If it is legal it is fishing. Sounds more like a lack of tolerance to me. Jug fishing is fun and my kids love it, not to mention you fill your freezer pretty quick. Also wrestling a 30 pound plus blue on a hand-held line is a hoot. Of course anything over 10 pounds goes back in the water.

Anyway:
I do as all of the above said, in the winter I fish deeper 25 to 50 feet and in the summer shallower, 10-20 feet my bait will always be above the thermocline. To me the hardest part is to keep the line tight when you drop is so the bottom bait will not lie on the bottom so I use a heavy weight. Basically a discarded 12-16 ounce soup of vegetable can filled with concrete and I fashion a piece of wire hanger as to attach a cheap carabiner to the line. Most if not all of my jugs have 55 feet of line.


I usually run three hooks spaced out every five feet.


Here is a pic of my jugs, I used tarred line as it does not tangle and white duct tape. But now your jugs can be any color, I will wrap chartreuse duct on them next time.



D- you are welcome to use mine if you like or I can tell you how to build you a dozen a dozen is a good number since one or two are always out of commission. I once had a big 30 pound or so blue hit three different jugs at the same time and he made a mess of my lines.

I am sure I left a lot out but I hope this helps, if any one of you want to know how to build these let me know, I will gladly help.
-a


You mention keeping hooks off bottom..Look and consider this http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbt...s?#Post10170135 Read and look at bullcrappie stuff and pic
Those snap swivels will cost ya fish
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#10807069 - 04/29/15 03:43 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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So do you want heavy weight on the bottom of the line, or is it better to let it drift, if so would a 1 oz weight do it?

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#10807926 - 04/29/15 09:28 PM Re: Juglines [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Made up six more noodles this morning. 8/0 octopus hooks, 1/4oz weight, 5ft 80lb braid lines.
Time for some more harvesting smile



Bait

That some good looking bait you have.
Nice set-up!


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#10807956 - 04/29/15 09:36 PM Re: Juglines [Re: Bittercreek]
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So, with 5ft lines, you are fishing very shallow, in the grass? I have some very close to yours, 7 ft and then some 30's and 5 70's Texoma style. I plan on setting the short ones out this Friday night, and sticking them around some grassy areas. was going to use Hotdogs and Garlic, with some Liver, but have access to some small perch, as well.

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#10807960 - 04/29/15 09:36 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Sorry, around Lewisville lake.

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#10810250 - 04/30/15 07:46 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I generally use garlic weenies for my noodles first then cut shad. Only thing I like better than catching fish is eating them! Seems to me a limit on noodles is just as many as a limit on poles...

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#10811305 - 05/01/15 10:15 AM Re: Juglines [Re: Chiprat]
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Originally Posted By: Chiprat
So, with 5ft lines, you are fishing very shallow, in the grass? I have some very close to yours, 7 ft and then some 30's and 5 70's Texoma style. I plan on setting the short ones out this Friday night, and sticking them around some grassy areas. was going to use Hotdogs and Garlic, with some Liver, but have access to some small perch, as well.


Using a slip sinker mine will fish from 2 to 6 ft deep this time of year. Once fish move back to deeper water just change out the line.
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#10811353 - 05/01/15 10:39 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?38746-Flagging-Catfish-Jugs

These are what I use. I have about 30 of them rigged, and over time have changed most of my depths to 7' or 10'. I use only 1 hook per line, got tired of 2 hooks getting tangled up. I use 1/4 egg sinker above swivel, and a 3/0 circle hook. Flagging jugs are pretty fun to fish with. I throw em out in 15' of water or so and usually they drift to whatever depth they're made for. Some times the 7'ers will get hit in 20' of water by suspended fish.

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#10811447 - 05/01/15 11:21 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I just bumped my thread on how I build my juglines since they changed the law and they can be any color. I like the monster noodle design much better than the regular small noodle design.

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#10811487 - 05/01/15 11:44 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I too like the bigger noodle design. It will tire out a 20 lb blue pretty quick to where it will head in to shallow water to rest. Here's some more detail on what I am building. I just did another dozen yesterday for another feller. 3/4" schedule 40 pvc. Do not use the dwv thin wall stuff.
The parts all from Home Depot and Academy

Epoxy in the eye screws. I fill cap about half full

Tying the leader. I use 8/0 Octopus. 125 lb braid Just in case a biggun bites. Swivels are the weakest point they will only hold about 100lbs before they pull apart.

Finished



Edited by Muzzlebrake (05/01/15 11:53 AM)
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#10811946 - 05/01/15 02:34 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Good Set-up, Muzzle. Like that green twine.

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#10987886 - 07/19/15 10:25 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Been a while since we fished Bratonia Park (Lake Lavon). Low water levels kept it closed for several years. This morning we put in the Jon Boat and set Jug Lines.

We baited the lines with Shad caught with our cast net. And, in a short while we had our first bite. Turned out to be a Bruiser that went just over 33" in length!

Slow but steady bite that ended with five Catfish - four Blues and one Channel. Fun stuff, Team's biggest Catfish caught to date! Today's Video.

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#10987967 - 07/19/15 11:25 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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All the above is great Info. I actually learned a few things.
That's what makes this a great place for Tips.
With that stated.
This time of year; with the heat and thermocline. Moving up an-
down.
We set shallow Trotlines. Along the mouths of Creeks.
Off the points of draws. Running into the main lake.
About. 6; deep. Mainly for Channels. Make sure waves are
pushing into the cove behind your line.
BEEF-BULL-LIVER!!!!!!!! For bait.
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#11003301 - 07/27/15 01:18 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Thanks Bittercreek! Will keep this in mind next round we go juglining.

FYI: Tried a different recipe to cook some of the fillets - Blackened Catfish!

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#11004049 - 07/27/15 08:08 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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I just use a bleach bottle for a float. then I take a packaged 150' trot line and cut it into 50ft sections. then I use the clips to make leaders for hooks. I typically us size 7 circle hooks. this way when I get to a fish, I can just unclip it from the main line. or when baiting I have 5 hooks and leaders baited and just simply clip them on as the jug goes down. then I can unclip them and wrap up the line without any tangles. I do the same thing for my noodle jugs. I just tie knots and the clip goes in between the knots. ive used shad and perch for bait with little success.. however, Chicken Breast any time of year tends to be the best bait. big blues or small blues they all love chicken breast. no marinating or seasoning, just boneless skinless chicken breast straight from the store. I was skeptical at first, but it works.

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#11665506 - 06/13/16 08:33 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Went juglining Saturday at Bratonia Park (Lake Lavon). Saturday's Video. Caught five Catfish; was hoping to get another Bruiser like we did last year!

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#11701981 - 07/02/16 11:08 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Made it back to Bratonia for more jug lining. Caught six Catfish, largest went ~8 lbs! Also, caught a little Gar on a jug line, and a Gaspergou with the cast net. Today's Video.

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#11709321 - 07/07/16 08:42 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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#11713979 - 07/09/16 04:50 PM Re: Juglines [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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What does the rebar do ?

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#11714064 - 07/09/16 05:54 PM Re: Juglines [Re: devin828]
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Originally Posted By: devin828
What does the rebar do ?

It's a weight that slides to the end of the PVC tube and causes the noodle to stand upright. This tells you when a fish is on or has bit. Also lets you see the noodle from a good distance if it's standing up. I carry binoculars in my boat so I can watch my noodles from afar. Also to make sure somebody doesn't try to run my lines.


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#11714076 - 07/09/16 06:03 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Everybody don't fish with noodles the same method. I fish mine free floating and some people weight them to the bottom. I like mine to free float with the wind and current so they will cover more water. I mainly fish flats and set them out so they will drift toward the bank. If I can drift them over creek channels even better but always toward the bank. I get more bites this way than any other method. I never leave mine out unattended. If the bite is on a dozen noodles will keep you plenty busy. It's a really fun way to stock the freezer.
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#11714608 - 07/10/16 12:48 AM Re: Juglines [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Thanks for the information might give it a try but it sounds like a way to stock your freezer & I'm more of a catch & release but then again it sounds fun

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#12191048 - 04/09/17 10:11 PM Re: Juglines [Re: fshng84]
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Made it back to Bratonia for more jug lining. Caught six Catfish, largest went ~8 lbs! Also, caught a little Gar on a jug line, and a Gaspergou with the cast net. Today's Video.


Made it out today and set jug lines. Caught three Catfish. Working on the video. Today's Pictures.

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#12192098 - 04/10/17 02:27 PM Re: Juglines [Re: fshng84]
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Made it back to Bratonia for more jug lining. Caught six Catfish, largest went ~8 lbs! Also, caught a little Gar on a jug line, and a Gaspergou with the cast net. Today's Video.


Made it out today and set jug lines. Caught three Catfish. Working on the video. Today's Pictures.


Here is the video from the action yesterday - Sunday's Video.

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#12198573 - 04/13/17 08:20 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Used the Beer Batter Fish Fry recipe for Sunday's catch! Link.

Also,had a question about the dry box mount we used for our fish finder. Posted a short video on the mount. Portable Mount...

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#12330467 - 07/08/17 10:14 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Made it to Tickey Creek today and tested new jug lines; liking this design for kayak jug fishing! Post.

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#12331189 - 07/09/17 04:03 PM Re: Juglines [Re: fshng84]
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Made it to Tickey Creek today and tested new jug lines; liking this design for kayak jug fishing! Post.


More testing of the jug lines plus the pvc rig for the Versabrella Shade. Liking the jug lines; fishing partner is liking the shade. Struck out but still a great time on the water. Post.

PS: Added link concerning the color of jug lines in Texas. White is no longer required.

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#12341781 - 07/15/17 09:26 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Rain delayed today's fishing but was able to get a round in after the cloud passed! Caught four Catfish only but still a great time trying out different jug line types!
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#12345320 - 07/18/17 04:30 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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We're moving into the new moon, so fishing should pick up as the week goes on.


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#12364281 - 07/29/17 08:46 PM Re: Juglines [Re: fshng84]
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Made it to Tickey Creek today and tested new jug lines; liking this design for kayak jug fishing! Post.


More testing of the jug lines plus the pvc rig for the Versabrella Shade. Liking the jug lines; fishing partner is liking the shade. Struck out but still a great time on the water. Post.

PS: Added link concerning the color of jug lines in Texas. White is no longer required.


Here is an article on how we make the new jug lines... calling it the DIY Marker Buoy Jug Line since it can be used as a marker buoy and as a jug line! Post.

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#12364636 - 07/30/17 09:59 AM Re: Juglines [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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A little Reflector tape on the top of those and you have an Easy way to find them at night also.

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#12371219 - 08/03/17 02:29 PM Re: Juglines [Re: SALLYSUE]
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Originally Posted By: SALLYSUE
Jug lines aint fishing thats just harvesting


They call catching crab in a trap on "Deadliest Catch" fishing, so I can call it fishing. lol.

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#12429127 - 09/16/17 07:57 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Almost struckout jug lining today but did get a gaspergou. Windy day made it tough as well... on Lavon.Video Post.

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#12804907 - 06/25/18 01:39 PM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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Took the Jon Boat and Kayak to Highland Park on Lavon; caught four Catfish for a fish fry! Fun stuff, using shad for bait on Jug Lines!
Another Round at Highland park.

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#12820263 - 07/08/18 10:09 AM Re: Juglines [Re: dgilbert]
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This round more jug line fishing at Lake Lavon. Was there on the Fourth of July and only caught one on rod and reel while kayak fishing. Had video but file was corrupted while transferring to the computer.

No worries… this round, able to get the video to transfer and finished editing it! Also, still working on the fishing and side trips last month to the Texas Coast and Hill Country; added a snippet to the end of this video. Do check back periodically; hope to get it posted sooner than later!

Jug Line Fishing Again...Plus!


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