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#10927958 - 06/19/15 10:09 AM anchored lines
Eric BBQMAN Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 66
Loc: Winnsboro, tx
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.

#10928017 - 06/19/15 10:32 AM Re: anchored lines [Re: Eric BBQMAN]
DaleR Offline

Registered: 08/13/14
Posts: 39
Jug lines can be weighted to bottom. Free Floating refers to the "Jug" itself. The line must not be attached to a fixed object, such as a tree, dock, rock, etc...

#10928046 - 06/19/15 10:40 AM Re: anchored lines [Re: Eric BBQMAN]
cdoz35 Offline

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 49
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.

#10928798 - 06/19/15 04:06 PM Re: anchored lines [Re: Eric BBQMAN]
blooze Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/18/15
Posts: 3
Loc: kilgore, tx
I fish out of kayaks. Un-anchored jugs result in a lot of paddling and lost jugs.

#10929464 - 06/19/15 10:23 PM Re: anchored lines [Re: Eric BBQMAN]
taterpop Online   content
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Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 836
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.


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