Well, I tried overnight jugging last night, 8 fow. Came back late in the afternoon and all I found, was every bait cleaned off and no fish. A few of the jugs had done some traveling, but not too much. I had baited the hooks with cut shad and cut perch.
I think I'm being careful not to stuff the hook (5/0, fine wire circle hooks). There are a lot of videos out there, so hooking the bait is well described.
I'm in a reasonable area. A neighboring jugger pulled some nice cats up to 30 lbs, the day before.
Is getting so thoroughly cleaned-off pretty common?
Are there any favorite hooks and hook sizes I ought to prefer, for overnight jugging? I'd guess that the same hooks would be useful on trotlines too.
1987 Whaler Super Sport 17, Yamaha 90
1981 Whaler Sport 13, Johnson 50