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#11156196 - 10/10/15 03:11 PM jug lines/trotlines?
texsam Offline

Registered: 11/04/13
Posts: 262
Loc: cedarcreek tx.
I need a little help.
What size and style do you use?
1 drop line.
2length of drop.
3 # of line. and size of hook.
Thank's in advance.

#11158429 - 10/11/15 09:32 PM Re: jug lines/trotlines? [Re: texsam]
KQT Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 765
Loc: Dallas and Port A
I enjoy putting out a few jug lines when I catfish. I am not a fan of trot lines, too many are never removed. Below is my set-up from an erlier post;
My basic set up; a 10' piece of 3" light weight PVC, the kind use for drainage. Two 3" caps per jug. The cheapest foam crack sealer you can find and an eye hook with a washer and a bolt. I can make about 8 jugs per 10' pipe. All I do is cut the pipe the length I want and glue a cap with a eye bolt through it to one end. Fill the pipe about 1/2 way with foam and let it set overnight. That will be the bottom. The next day glue the other end cap on and you are done. Attach the line to the eye hook at the desired depth and fish. I use two circle hooks per jug. I have found that small bungee cords are a good way to keep the line around the jug when not in use. I also like to use a medium "cable cuff" (found at Home Depot) on the bottom to wrap excess line around the cuff it through the eye hook. Be sure to get an eye hook that is big enough to put the cable cuff through. PS if you live near Lake Highlands in Dallas Gecko Hardware has really good light weight American made PVC for a really good price. Lowes also has it, not every Home Depot carries the PVC. Look by the sprinkler system stuff, it may not be by the heavier PVC. Retrieving the jugs. I bought a 1 inch dowel and screwed a hook on the end of it to grab the line. I can almost hear the theme to Deadliest Catch every time I snag the line!
PVC pipe $7 to $10
Caps $1.48 at Lowes
Spray $4.98 at Home Depot you can do 7 or 8 with 2 cans
eye bolts, what ever you want to spend. I found some Stanley eye bolts with nuts for $1.33 each
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.

#11158708 - 10/12/15 07:37 AM Re: jug lines/trotlines? [Re: KQT]
texsam Offline

Registered: 11/04/13
Posts: 262
Loc: cedarcreek tx.
Thank you sir. Very simale to what I hava been using last 3 or 4 years.latelybI have been . loseing
at the boat.I use jugs only . I am redoing me setup ,new hooks and shorter drops.I just wanted to see
what others where using.

#11160699 - 10/13/15 06:52 AM Re: jug lines/trotlines? [Re: texsam]
Bill J Offline

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 61
Me too. I've given up on trotlines as I have to work them alone and they just kicked my butt. Using only jugs now.


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