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Old 02-19-2020, 07:23 PM   #51
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How are y’all rigging your jug lines? I plan on making some once pool noodles hit the shelves and wondering how I should rig the drops.
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:27 PM   #52
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I take a 2 ft piece of pvc and run it through a noodle. Cap one end and tie a 4 to 5 ft line with a fresh shad and #2 stainless hook and let her rip. I only use noodle when they are on bulkheads on Livingston.
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I'm up in this thread! One of my goals this year is a meathaul camping trip down at Amistad. We threw out some noodles in December while hunting and caught a few and it was a blast. I'll be looking for tips on baits and methods and already see some good info in this thread. We did best just with earthworms. I saved a bunch of gizzards from duck season but my dogs ate most of them when I was wrapping them for freezing. Lol
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:18 PM   #54
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How are yíall rigging your jug lines? I plan on making some once pool noodles hit the shelves and wondering how I should rig the drops.


I do them as cheap and easy as possible- tie braided nylon tight around the middle of a 1 ft piece of noodle, cut enough line to run up then back down through the hole of the noodle and have a couple of feet of line hanging out of the bottom. Next I tie a small loop and snell on a 5/0 circle hook bait them with peeled shrimp


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Old 02-19-2020, 09:52 PM   #55
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For the noodles -
2í of 1/2 pvc. Capped at both ends.
Before capping the pvc I cut a 4Ē piece of rebar and put inside pvc tube.

5-7í line works best for me - fished in water deeper than the line depth so they can drift. They float flat and will stand up when the fish pulls them down and slides the rebar weight down the pvc tube.

I use different noodle colors for different depths to keep them straight.
I havenít been yet this year. Probably will go in mid March if it warms up and the kids can go without freezing.




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Old 02-19-2020, 10:11 PM   #56
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I read in the regs that orange is reserved for commercial fishing. Anybody have an issue with orange noodles? Do you write your info on them all?
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:34 PM   #57
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I read the same so was just going to use other colors than orange. I like the idea of using different colors for different depths. Are you supposed to write your info on them.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:45 PM   #58
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I read the same so was just going to use other colors than orange. I like the idea of using different colors for different depths. Are you supposed to write your info on them.


Yes orange is the only color not allowed anymore and yes you have to right your info on every one along with the date set out


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Old 02-20-2020, 12:14 AM   #59
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I am about to start targeting some eaters! I do a fish fry in the spring!
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:50 AM   #60
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As far as color goes I personally prefer pink, itís easiest for me to see. I write my name on the noodle and usually slap a piece of duct tape with the date on each one


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Old 02-20-2020, 06:29 AM   #61
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I don’t do much jug lining anymore. A tip especially if you do it at night, buy some reflective tape and put a wrap or two on your jugs. Easy to find them with a spot light.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:22 AM   #62
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For jug fishin I use 20oz gatoraid or power aid bottles. Run between 2 and 3 feet of tarred line with a hook and a weight on one end a small loop on the other. Store the drop inside the bottles and all the bottles inside a crawfish or decoy sack. When ready to fish just pull out drop, put cap back on, loop line around jug in the provided grove that they provide or around the neck, bait hook and toss out. Best bait is fresh cut bait, blue gill, mullet, croaker, whatever you can get fresh.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:49 AM   #63
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I'm cheap so I take about 15" of 1/2" PVC and heat the last 1-2" with a heat gun so I can squeeze it flat and bend it to 90 degrees. Slide on the noodle and attach the line to the end opposite the bend.

Of course you can also buy caps, ells, and solvent too to accomplish the same thing.
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:14 AM   #64
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Man we used to run jugs all the time. We had to stop because on every lake we went, we always had issues with people checking them for us and stealing our fish. We had to be out before daylight, because every bass fisherman would stop and check them if they saw them bouncing. I hate people.


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For the noodles, I only made a few to test out in December. I left the PVC open because I'm cheap, had some screws and a bag of swivels so ran a swivel through a screw and gorilla glue'd the foam to the PVC. I only made four of those because I ran out of my scrap PVC, so I grabbed a half dozen duck decoys and put out some lines on those and caught a couple fish on them too. I can only imagine the look on a bass fisherman's face when a duck decoy goes swimming by his boat. lol
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:30 PM   #66
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I like the white noodles.....I can see them better than any of the colored ones.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:44 PM   #67
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I like the white noodles.....I can see them better than any of the colored ones.
Yep, yellow is real visible also.
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I like the white noodles.....I can see them better than any of the colored ones.
I paint my bottles white.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:12 PM   #69
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Where do you find the white ones? Iíve never seen them


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Wrap the noodle with white duct tape, which also provides a surface to sharpe your information.
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Old 02-20-2020, 03:38 PM   #71
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You can find them for sale at many online retailers. Just search for white foam noodle.
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I found them online and ordered a case.


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Old 02-20-2020, 09:19 PM   #73
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Caught these guys on Noodles Dec 28. Biggest one was 30lbs..


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Old 02-20-2020, 09:23 PM   #74
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Caught these guys on Noodles Dec 28. Biggest one was 30lbs..


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Nice !
It's almost time to start the limb lines for them suckers.
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Biggest gizzards we can find, or giant chunks of carp.
Gotta be big enough to keep the 20lbs and under off it.
It's impossible to put on a bait too big imo.
2 - 3lb white bass fished whole are the best, but illegal.
Yíall using a fish finder and cast net to catch shad that big? Or is there an area of the lake they can be caught pretty consistently? The only experience I have catching shad are spillways.
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Old 02-23-2020, 03:10 PM   #76
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Nice job, love those smiles on the girls faces
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Yíall using a fish finder and cast net to catch shad that big? Or is there an area of the lake they can be caught pretty consistently? The only experience I have catching shad are spillways.
I catch them at a spillway 95% of the time.
In 20 min I can fill a bucket up with only big ones.
They are there almost yr around.
I have a net that we taped the weights on, but I only throw in the lake if I have to.
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Old 02-23-2020, 03:54 PM   #78
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Going to twok this Thursday-Sunday for big blues, gotta room at 429 marina
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Old 02-23-2020, 03:58 PM   #79
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Going to twok this Thursday-Sunday for big blues, gotta room at 429 marina
I'll be out chasing em on Thurs & Fri.
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I'll be out chasing em on Thurs & Fri.
Goodluck
You too, I will probably catch some evening fishing Thursday, havenít been out there in a while to dish but I did have about an hour the other day to drive around and just get an idea and marked some fish..
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I catch them at a spillway 95% of the time.
In 20 min I can fill a bucket up with only big ones.
They are there almost yr around.
I have a net that we taped the weights on, but I only throw in the lake if I have to.
What spillway are you catching them at for tawakoni? If you donít mind saying
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:23 PM   #82
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Put 21 noodles out for about an hour to catch dinner. Caught 20 and released the big blues.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:39 PM   #83
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Any good catfishing lajes near Kerrville?
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:14 PM   #84
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Put 21 noodles out for about an hour to catch dinner. Caught 20 and released the big blues.


Dang! Canít do much better than that!


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Old 02-23-2020, 09:16 PM   #85
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Any good catfishing lajes near Kerrville?


Not sure on lakes. Parts of the Guadalupe maybe?


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Any good "kid-friendly" night fishing spots near Plano, TX? I would like to take my boys and handicapped dad out for the night. Preferably, somewhere without meth-heads.
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Good thread
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Gonna try the Guadalupe and see if I cant get me some cats for a fish fry. Thnx
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Put 21 noodles out for about an hour to catch dinner. Caught 20 and released the big blues.
You hooked up on 20 of 21?
Can you share more details about your rig? That's a phenomenal hookup ratio.
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Old 03-01-2020, 08:22 PM   #90
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Made a quick noodle run on the lower Brazos this morning didnít catch a ton of fish but the ones we did were pretty solid. Also saw the first June bugs tonight which is when many believe its time to start catfishing


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Just trying to take care of my brothers and sisters. But if you don't already know, consider the following rule changes on jug lines. I did post a thread on this topic a while back. And also participated in the on-line survey, for what little that was worth.



For those building jugs or about to, just for clarity, new rules on "passive" fishing went into effect Feb 1st, 2020 that affects jug line legality along with trot-lines and other forms of "passive" fishing. Jugs or buoys must be a minimum of 3" in diameter and a minimum of 6" long. Your TP&W "customer number" may be used in lew of your personal info. Gear tag dates are only good for 6 days now instead of 10 days, as in the past.

Both the TP&W websight and the TP&W app have not been updated yet. But the TP&W Commission passed these rules late this past fall. The info is in the web sight. But you have to search for it.


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News & MediaNews Releases TPW Commission Approves Regulation Changes for Freshwater Trotlines and Other Related Gears

Nov. 7, 2019

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AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved changes to the regulations on passive fishing gear (jug lines, minnow traps, perch traps, throwlines, and trotlines) to facilitate the removal of abandoned gear from public waters, make the presence of passive fishing gear identifiable to all users of public waters, and minimize the unintended take of aquatic resources.
Before approving the proposed changes, commissioners, in response to public input, reduced the valid period for gear tags from 10 days to six days (instead of the proposed four) to shorten the time between angler inspections of their gear and reduce the negative impacts of abandoned passive fishing gear in Texas public waters. Scientific investigations conducted by the department show that fish mortalities as a result of “ghost fishing” (the continuing of effect of unattended passive gears) can increase after four days. Such devices can continue to fish and represent a danger to fish and other aquatic organisms when they are abandoned. Requiring the gear tag and the accompanying gear to be checked more frequently than 10 days should reduce those unintended mortalities.
“Current regulations do not require the removal of the fishing device from the water when the date period on gear tags needs to be updated. Reducing the number of days from 10 to six will not change that, but it does require the angler to check the gear and retain or release any resource that is caught,” said Jarret Barker, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Assistant Commander for Fisheries Enforcement. “The device can remain in the water while the gear tag is updated.”
In addition to the changes in the length of the valid period for gear tags, changes were made to information required to be displayed on the gear tag. Anglers were given the option of including the 12-digit customer number from their license instead of their address.
“This allows some anonymity so someone can set out their gear without disclosing their personal information to other anglers while still allowing game wardens to identify the gear’s owner by using their customer number,” Barker said.
Other approved changes add the requirement that minnow traps, throwlines, and trotlines have floats attached to aid in distinguishing active fishing gear from abandoned fishing gear and litter. All floats used on juglines, minnow traps, throwlines, and trotlines must be at least 6 inches in length and not less than 3 inches in width. For these four gears, floats for recreational anglers can be any color other than orange, while commercial fishing license holders will be required to use orange-colored floats.
These changes will go into effect on February 1, 2020.



Here's an artical on it from another journalist. https://www.dailytrib.com/2019/12/05...rotline-rules/


"After a period of public comments, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved changes to trotline regulations during its November meeting.
Under the new rules, which go into effect February 1, 2020, anglers using trotlines or similar passive fishing gear, must check the equipment every six days instead of the current 10 days.
Originally, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials had recommended the gear inspections, along with tag validations, should happen every four days. But the commission, after taking public comments, adopted the six-day requirement.
TPWD officials wanted to reduce the period between checks of passive gear because scientific research by the department showed that fish deaths can increase after four days.
Requiring the gear tag and accompanying gear to be checked more frequently should reduce unintended mortalities.
“Current regulations do not require the removal of the fishing device from the water when the date period on the gear tags needs to be updated. Reducing the number of days from 10 to six will not change that, but it does require the angler check the gear and retain or release any resource that is caught,” said Jarret Barker, TPWD assistant commander of fisheries enforcement. “The device can remain in the water while the gear tag is updated.”
Anglers can also use their 12-digit customer number from their fishing license instead of their address for identification purposes on the fishing gear.
“This allows some anonymity so someone can set out their gear without disclosing their personal information to other anglers while still allowing game wardens to identify the gear’s owner by using their customer number,” Barker said.
Also approved was the requirement that minnow traps, throwlines, and trotlines have floats attached to aid in distinguishing active fishing gear from abandoned fishing gear and litter. All floats used on juglines, minnow traps, throwlines, and trotlines must be at least 6 inches in length and not less than 3 inches in width. For these four types of gear, floats for recreational anglers can be any color other than orange, while commercial fishing license holders will be required to use orange-colored floats."

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Thanks for the heads up, Texas
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Yep Michael, these jerks on the Commission actually get paid with Taxpayers dollars to sit up there in Austin and try to think up more rules to make it more difficult to enjoy the outdoors in our great state!!
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Yep Michael, these jerks on the Commission actually get paid with Taxpayers dollars to sit up there in Austin and try to think up more rules to make it more difficult to enjoy the outdoors in our great state!!
Preach!!!.
It's gets so old!
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Has anyone measured the standard size fun noodles to see if they're 3" in diameter? I forgot about this change.

Thank you so much TPWD...
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We busted some nice blues off the beach at Canyon lake this weekend.


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Hey MadHatter, when you are hand fishing for bigguns, what rod/reel/line do you like to use? I've caught a LOT of big cats, but always on trot-lines... Always wanted to tie into one of those big flatheads or blue cats... I've caught enough of them on trot-lines that I can tell what kind of cat it is before I ever see it, and in most cases, estimate within 4-5 pounds of what it will weigh from how it fights... Would LOVE to hang into one on rod n reel!!
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These 4 weighed 214#... 56, 66, 48 and 44 pounds each, all caught on one running of 2 lines... live perch on 4/0 Eagle Claw hooks on a line floated 1/2 way between the bottom and surface of 18 feet of water...


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Don't take many when they're big to be a wheel barrow full of fish!



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Old 03-02-2020, 10:24 AM   #99
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This just takes a lot of the fun out of it and adds more work. I don't mind putting an id on my line, but a float? I fish the Colorado river a lot and I usually use throw lines of 1-3 hooks per line. Many times I tie the line underwater because people will steal fish off your lines. I quit marking my lines years ago because people would just take the line and the fish.
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Originally Posted by panhandlehunter View Post
I donít do much jug lining anymore. A tip especially if you do it at night, buy some reflective tape and put a wrap or two on your jugs. Easy to find them with a spot light.
We did this years ago on Toledo, you could see them from across the lake. I ended up picking them up when they drifted into a boat lane, you couldnít tell the buoys from noodles, thought somebody was going to get killed running over a stump. We moved into a cove and chased those things around all night, had a blast.
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