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#11948131 - 11/23/16 12:13 PM I suck at jug fishing
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25296
Loc: Weatherford
Been running trot lines all my life but for some reason I can't get this jig line thing down

Made up a dozen of the nice noodle jigs with he internal weight to bouy up when a fish is on ( like that has really happened yet.)

Tried out at Ivie this past week and only had one fish on but pulled free before I could chase him down

Anyone have any suggestions to help out a jug newbie?

I tried a couple of depths 10-15 and drifts with no success

Whole/cut shad were the bait Is what I was using

Have the main line rigged like a Carolina rig for reference
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#11948159 - 11/23/16 12:36 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
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Registered: 07/23/11
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So you was only usein 1 hook Killa?

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#11948199 - 11/23/16 12:53 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
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That's how I had these rigged up this time

But even with one hook each, 12 jugs, and multiple sets you would think something would have showed up
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#11948230 - 11/23/16 01:15 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
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Yeah, I've never been good at jugin' either.
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#11948354 - 11/23/16 02:42 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
Magged Out Online   confused
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Registered: 07/23/11
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I've always had luck running multiple hooks. Covering more water!


Talk too the Godfather, see if we can get a Trot line, Juggers sub forum
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#11948367 - 11/23/16 02:50 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Magged Out]
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: San Angelo Tx
Originally Posted By: Magged Out
I've always had luck running multiple hooks. Covering more water!


Talk too the Godfather, see if we can get a Trot line, Juggers sub forum
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Yes. That would be Great. We need our own Sub.
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#11948372 - 11/23/16 02:57 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: San Angelo Tx
Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
Been running trot lines all my life but for some reason I can't get this jig line thing down

Made up a dozen of the nice noodle jigs with he internal weight to bouy up when a fish is on ( like that has really happened yet.)

Tried out at Ivie this past week and only had one fish on but pulled free before I could chase him down

Anyone have any suggestions to help out a jug newbie?
You have a PM.
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I tried a couple of depths 10-15 and drifts with no success

Whole/cut shad were the bait Is what I was using

Have the main line rigged like a Carolina rig for reference

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#11948615 - 11/23/16 06:23 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
J Lowe Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 418
Loc: Merkel
Do you have a fish finder to scan the areas you're dropping them in to make sure there's fish around? I just got back from Ivie and there was a lot of dead water, at least on the main lake side for catfish. Didn't make it up the river arms.
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#11948858 - 11/23/16 08:45 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
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#11948989 - 11/23/16 10:06 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
kerr dog Offline
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Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 61
Once you figure it out you will love it. Gallon jug. I like three hooks. I open eyes of hooks add swivel and pinch back. Slide down line tie a knot with a little bit of a leader and do another 3 feet above it. I use 1/2 a brick for weight.been doing it this way for 14 years. Caught a 77 pounder on this rig yesterday.

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#11973894 - 12/08/16 04:10 PM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
stumpknocking Offline
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Registered: 11/15/16
Posts: 15
1/2 gallon bleach bottles with sand in them to tip when hit. 3 circle hooks each jug. Shad or carp cut bait.
you can catch them in the bar ditch with this simple rig. Noodles with counter weights and pvc hurts to much when you loose a few. plus the bigger jug helps to set the hook better.

If this doesn't fix your catching you may have to change flavors on your beer!

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#11974896 - 12/09/16 09:18 AM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
dodgexpress19 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/11/16
Posts: 7
What about time of the year? Is there a better time than others?

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#11974935 - 12/09/16 09:33 AM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 17423
Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
Dodge, this is the time of the year. We usually set out jug line between now and late January (when the crappie start biting).
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#11974969 - 12/09/16 09:43 AM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
dodgexpress19 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/11/16
Posts: 7
Thanks Kodys'papa. I've set mine out a few times recently with limited success. Im sure my depth was off but I like the idea of 2 or 3 hooks vs the single hook I have on mine. Mine are set up for free drift (Guess that's what it would be considered) but what is the best way? Free drift or a weighted on bottom?

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#11975071 - 12/09/16 10:28 AM Re: I suck at jug fishing [Re: Fish Killer]
Rockdodger00 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 117
Loc: Coastal Bend
Sand in the jug? That is a great technique guy.
thx

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