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.