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kind of Jugs do you use for Jug
Fishing with Juglines? (2 Liter, Bleach Bottle etc)
kind of line do you use (i.e. fishing
line or braided nylon and what # test)
much weight should I use, how do
you make them or where do you get them?
are the best hooks to use (type
you use free floating lines or anchored
is the best way to mark them so
you can see them at night?
do you do to them to tell if they
have been "hit" or not (if any)
I use laundry detergent bottles for my fishing jugs. Go by any laundry mat and find them. I use the twine from Academy. It works alright for me. I use 4/0 and 5/0 circle and tru turn hooks on my jugs. I went way overboard on my weights. My neighbor talked me into it. It is 3 inch pvc with concrete in it. They are about 10 inches long. I am going to be making some different weights though. The pvc with concrete gets heavy carrying 15 around. I have seen some with a coke bottle. Cut the top off and fill with concrete with some wire hanging out of the top for the tie off. I think circle hooks work best. I very rarely loose fish on the circle hooks with my juglines.
What kind of Jugline do you use for jug fishing? (2 Liter, Bleach Bottle etc)
A. 2 Liter Painted white (by law) with my name and address and date I am to be fishing written on them with a medium sized sharpie.
What kind of line do you use (i.e. fishing line or braided nylon and what # test)
A. 60# Big Game.
How much weight should I use, how do you make them or where do you get them?
A. about a quarter pound.
What are the best hooks to use (type and size)
A. All I have ever used is Trotline Eagle Claw 6/0 but I am going to try the circle hooks RNT mentioned.
Do you use free floating lines or anchored lines
Anchored (personal prefrence)
A. Don't know don't use em at night. When I fish at night it is the summertime....so I am fishing shallow. I run Jugs in about 25 ft. of water so I am normally nowhere where I can keep an eye on em. So I just pole fish. I am a very paranoid fisherman.............meaning that I feel someone not willing to do the work will take what I have worked to catch (ie. Taking fish off my fishing jugs when I am not around).
What do you do to them to tell if they have been "hit" or not
was just taught to drop em and bait
em at the same time move to a second location and drop my next batch
bait em. Then I go get more bait and return to the first batch and
em all. Then go to the second batch and check em all. Then go get bait
so on, and so on, and so on...
I use 1-liter pop bottles with about 40 feet of 80# mono for the main line for my fishing Jugs. Weights are probably about 1/2 pound but I never really checked, donut shaped so they fit snug over the bottle cap. That keeps everything from coming unwound and tangled. Eleven of these will fit in one of those plastic milk crates which is why I chose the small size jugs. Put a barrel swivel at the weight and the line won't twist so much when you're winding them up by hand. (use a carpet lined coffee can attached to a cordless drill and they won't twist anyway) I've quickly become a believer in circle hooks, size is a personal thing but bigger is not necessarily better, never more than two hooks per line although the law (OK) allows up to 5. I usually let my weight to the bottom and then put a couple of half-hitches around the neck of the bottle so there's not a lot of slack in the line. They don't move much. I paint my juglines flourescent green (ok in OK) but do most of my fishing in daylight hours anyway. I've put a couple of ounces of shot in some of my bottles to work as a strike indicator but it gives a false alarm in on windy days anyway.
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