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#11648437 - 06/05/16 11:21 AM Jug lines & trotlines
Luke98 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 303
Loc: Strawn, texas
I'm headed to Tawakoni 7-1 to 7-10.

Never used a jug in my life but want to set some out while we are fishing. Any advice that is available is greatly appreciated !

Line length ? Hook size ? Weight ect ect

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#11648441 - 06/05/16 11:25 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
Luke98 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
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Loc: Strawn, texas
Live bait or cut bait ?

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#11648511 - 06/05/16 12:14 PM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
HumanSeine Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
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Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I throw out a couple of jugs when I am fishing also. I try to bait with live goldfish. I usually catch a good catfish or a gar on my jugs. Now catfish bite well enough I don't need to use jugs and when your freezer is stocked why catch more. I usually do the goldfish thing in early spring before the catfish swarm to the chum.

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#11648557 - 06/05/16 12:46 PM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
Luke98 Offline
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Loc: Strawn, texas
Yes sir I agree the freezer part. No need in over stocking the freezer.

I have plans of chumming up a spot to let the kids & myself fight them on rod n reel but wanted to throw out a couple jugs to soak while we are trying to chase a few bass.


Out here I always bait up a spot with range cubes and it'll take an hour or 2 before the fish start showing up. With an a few hour soak the fishing is a lot better. Reckon the cake would work on Twok as well ?

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#11651440 - 06/07/16 12:17 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
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Registered: 11/23/03
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Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I really believe in the goldfish especially in early spring. I tie single hooks on trees with a gear tag and put large goldfish on. Some of the goldfish make it and many of the lines have a catfish on it.

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#11651497 - 06/07/16 03:37 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
nate king Offline
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Loc: Rockwall, Tejas
where will you be launching?
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I'm thinking Nate is probably right.

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#11651724 - 06/07/16 08:18 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: nate king]
Luke98 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
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Loc: Strawn, texas
Prolly around the west side of 2 mile bridge but don't mind trailering else where if need be. And don't mind running across the lake.
Just there to hang out and let the wife & kids fish. Catching will just be a bonus lol

Originally Posted By: nate king
where will you be launching?

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#11652112 - 06/07/16 11:13 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
NUG Offline
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Loc: Granbury
Will be doing the same let me know how you do, my first time out their. I will be out there June 12-16 fishing would love a good report. Thanks Bo

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#11652214 - 06/07/16 11:57 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
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I have caught my share used using hot dogs. The cheap Bar-S brand work best. I fish them in under floaters. 6 to 7 foot under the jug. Some times they seem to out fish shad.

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#11652340 - 06/07/16 01:00 PM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
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Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
^ the red mixed meat bar s. We use them we we can't find shad.
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#11653661 - 06/07/16 10:32 PM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
nate king Offline
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Drop your jug lines right out in front of the two mile bridge.
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Originally Posted By: Anchorman
I'm thinking Nate is probably right.

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#11656749 - 06/09/16 10:08 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
Fish Killer Offline
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When you drop your jug lines, are you setting the depth for the weight to stay off bottom, or do you keep it in contact for the wind to blow/drift the jug?
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#11665758 - 06/13/16 10:27 PM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
Bittercreek Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
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Loc: San Angelo Tx
Great Thread. With very Good. Information.
Been Jugging and trotline. All my life. Always learn something new here.
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We need a Section. Under-Catfish. For only Jugging and Trotlines. texas

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#11666153 - 06/14/16 08:51 AM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Fish Killer]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
When you drop your jug lines, are you setting the depth for the weight to stay off bottom, or do you keep it in contact for the wind to blow/drift the jug?


I like for mine to drift. They cover more area a lot quicker spreading a much bigger scent trail.
Drifting jugs/noodles should be attended but that's what I do anyway. I even carry binoculars so I can keep them in sight and see when they stand up and also keep tabs on other boats that might want to mess with my stuff.
I use 120 lb green braid with lengths from 4 to 8 ft and 1/2 oz weight above 8/0 octopus hook. I like to use fresh caught perch for bait and if I can't get perch I use chicken breast. Believe it or not these noodles will wear out a 30lb blue in short order.




Edited by Muzzlebrake (06/14/16 08:53 AM)
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#11667286 - 06/14/16 04:49 PM Re: Jug lines & trotlines [Re: Luke98]
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Loc: Arlington, Tx
I've been thinking about tossing out a few jug lines while doing a typerson of fishing that is frowned upon on this forum. Good info here.
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