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Jugline Hooks #12736079
04/30/18 04:05 AM
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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.
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Re: Jugline Hooks [Re: Ed-n-eddy] #12736134
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I use 6/0 and 7/0 gamakatsu circle hooks on my jugs. I find some hooks cleaned off time to time and write those off to turtles. I stay close to my jugs and check em every hour or so also. I'd be willing to bet either turtles or someone else ran your jugs for you.

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We use kale or circle hooks and keep them in 12-15 FOW


Hooking a fish is like playing string with a cat. The exact size, shape, color of string matters less than how you wiggle it- and little cats are easier to fool than big ones. John Gierach
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8/0 CIRCLE HOOKS

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I get more hookups with smaller circle hooks 4/0

Re: Jugline Hooks [Re: Ed-n-eddy] #12739115
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looks like I'll include some bigger hooks and see what happens. That and not leave the completely alone for so long. Thanks for the ideas. I'll get back after I can get on the water again (business trip coming up).


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