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#9686772 - 01/28/14 08:26 PM Running Jugs or Trotlines?
Bittercreek Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 2803
Loc: San Angelo Tx
Any you good folks. Direct me to videos of running Jugs or Trotlines.
From Kayaks.
You tube. Did not have many in this area.
Thank you.

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#9686964 - 01/28/14 09:15 PM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 8777
BC,
We don;t run trotlines from the yaks.
Its not safe. The yak turns too much and you WILL get SNAGGED!
I use these style jugs & have success with them.
http://www.survivalboards.com/2011-11-19/how-to-make-noodles-to-catch-catfish/
ALWAYS keep a knife tethered too you especially when running trots or jugs.
Good luck cheers
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#9687088 - 01/28/14 09:57 PM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
onebaddj Offline
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Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 857
i use 1 gallon bleach jugs. i fill regular biscuit pan with lead to make.the weights. i put about 40 ft of line on them with a swivel about every 5 feet to attach the hooks to. i keep the line.in the bottle and let out how ever much i need for the weight to hit the bottom leave the rest in the bleach jug and screw the cap back on. add reflective.tape and address so they are legal and your all set. its a ton of fun and pretty easy. you will need a boga grip or rapala lip grip to make it easier to snatch up nice.cats..
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#9687558 - 01/29/14 08:06 AM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Fish ZoMbiE]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 6797
Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA
I second what Zombie said! Trotlines from the yak can be very dangerous!
I use the same type juglines that are in his link. I've done real good on eater sized cats with my jugs from the yak.
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#9696020 - 01/31/14 08:46 PM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
Tom Baty Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 373
I've run trotlines from a yak in a river before. The current made it very difficult to control what I was doing. If you fish a river, limb-lines are the way to go out of a yak. You can handle to fish in two ways: tie up to the branch and haul the gear in, or use a quick release knot and fight the fish as you drift downstream (less than ideal in a strong current, but very reasonable if it's slack).

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#9701958 - 02/03/14 08:58 AM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: onebaddj]
dragonsdaddy Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 245
reflective tape makes the jug easy to find. white spray paint/tape makes them legal.

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#9702463 - 02/03/14 11:27 AM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
SleepingTiger Offline
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Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 1019
Loc: Murphy TX
make sure you have some type of gps tracking system. I was dropping some jugs and when i went to collect them, couldn't find several of them. It was a windy day and when i looked at my gps, i had drifted off my location by 100yds. on a windy day, its almost impossible to locate them unless you are about 20yrds away.
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#9702493 - 02/03/14 11:35 AM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
butch sanders Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 18619
Loc: Arlington, Texas
I wouldn't do trot lines

how can you melt lead?
I have a bunch of lead roofing vents I have saved

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#9702512 - 02/03/14 11:41 AM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
SleepingTiger Offline
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Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 1019
Loc: Murphy TX
instead of melting lead, i just used spare bricks when my house was built. i just put on a quick release clip so i can better manage the jug from the brick. a buddy of mine told me that he had a cat drag his jug line across the lake because he didn't have enough weight on it.
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#9706667 - 02/04/14 02:42 PM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: butch sanders]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 908
Loc: Groveton
Originally Posted By: butch sanders
I wouldn't do trot lines

how can you melt lead?
I have a bunch of lead roofing vents I have saved



Coleman stove and an old pot

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#9707085 - 02/04/14 05:39 PM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
onebaddj Offline
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Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 857
i used a propane torch and a big ladel then poured it in the molds. i have a 10 lb melting pot now. turkey fryer baseand a pot will work also. wear goggles and gloves if you melt your lead. a big biscuit weight about 3 lbs and is shaped like and anchor. i use coat hanger for the eyelets. makkng weights gives you an excuse to hang out in the garage also!
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#9731073 - 02/12/14 08:12 AM Re: Running Jugs or Trotlines? [Re: Bittercreek]
kdub#1 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 691
I run trotlines out of my kayak all the time. It is not hard, you just need to be aware of where the hooks are.
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