Anyone set catfish lines? I've done it a couple of times on a private lake with very poor luck. Curious to know about baits and the best hooks. My line was custom done with some old beef and triple hooks.
I've caught some nice fish in the Ocmulgee. It was a lot better before they started shocking the flatheads out. I know they were messing up the redbreast population, but they were fun to catch. Good to eat too.My uncle sets lines on the ocmulgee river a lot. He just uses chicken liver and #4 catfish hooks. He's brought back fish in excess of 60lbs. The beef would take a long time to disperse enough scent in the water... Livers will put more blood out there for a stronger scent. They come off easy so you'll have some losses but the catch should be better.
The hooks are just regular barbed hooks around 2" tall.
Wow! I haven't jugged for a long time, but it sure is fun. We used old bleach jugs, but anything will work, as long as it is air tight. We tied about 6' of line and attached the hook, but you can adjust that to your fishing depth. we used worm, doughballs, liver, whatever seemed to be working that night. experiment.I would like to know more about jug fishing. I wouldn't say I'm a fisherman at all, but I've taken a few stabs at it and plan on getting better at it when I get more time in my old age.
What steps are taken for jug fishing?