20 noodles are about all I can keep up with if I have a helper in the boat.
I think 12 is about it for me if I am by myself. Last time I put out 17 noodles with my brother helping me and caught 8 keepers and lost a few to underwater hangups. Once my noodles are deployed I start fishing with rod and reel until a bunch of noodles are standing up, then the chase is on.
Fishing with jugs or noodles can be a lot of work but also a heap of fun.
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."
Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!