I have seen some comments saying that fishing jugs with heavy weights is illegal. They say it must be a free floating device. What is the deal on this? I'm gonna ask the warden next time I see him. I know if I leave drifting jugs overnight that I'm gonna lose some of them.
I asked my local TPWD in Abilene, and was told that they would actually prefer me to anchor them with a weight to the bottom. Helps keep them from getting lost or drifting around fro recreational boaters. I was told the same thing that free floating meant the jug itself.
This was on the forum a few weeks back and I called and talked to a Game Warden in the Austin office and he said it was alright to put a weight on your jug lines. Depending on what you are going to use for a jug but if it's something like a bleach jug just add a hand full of gravel inside your jug and it will flag when you get a hard pull or a fish.