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Trotline Question #3663766 07/07/09 03:52 PM
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I have only put out a trotline by attaching each end to a tree and weighting down the line. My question is how to set a line with either one or neither end tied off. I have a great location but there is nothing to tie to.

Second question, I have been using perch on the line but how do you hook the perch? Tail, back, head????

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Re: Trotline Question [Re: Coach Turney] #3666421 07/08/09 01:48 AM
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ropes and a couple big rocks or 5 gal. buckets full of cement then tie jug to top put line in between that way you can put line at any depth

Re: Trotline Question [Re: opus] #3667733 07/08/09 01:48 PM
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Make sure you have doubled the amount of line where you tie off a heavy weight on the end and then to the jug as the water is deep. This will allow you line to be tight and when you grab the jug, the extra line will allow you to raise the main trotline to check and bait it. When you throw the weight out, make sure the main trotline is as tight as you want it and it will stay that way until you take it up. You might also put a empty 16oz Coke bottle or a couple along the trotline so it isn't lying on the bottom.

Good luck

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hook your perch halfway between the dorsal fin and the tail, above the backbone.

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Re: Trotline Question [Re: j49] #3671531 07/09/09 03:06 AM
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I hook 'em from under the chin up. Tiny recommends it and it works good.


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Re: Trotline Question [Re: Capt'n Wings] #3671785 07/09/09 04:12 AM
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middle of the tail



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