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jug fishing

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LAZYCAJUN, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. back home in louisana we could jug fish. it was a lot of fun chasing a fish down on the bayou back home. can you use jugs here in ohio?
     

  2. Yep it is a lot of fun. Have not done it for years. Read up on the regs though I think you have to have your jugs marked and there are some places you cant do it.
     
  3. crappiebub

    crappiebub Justcrazy's Guide!

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    Make sure you check the fishing regulations. There are parts of some lakes that you are restricted from jugging or trotlining. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/Fishing/fishregs/regs05_06.htm

    SETLINES, BANKLINES, TROTLINES, AND FLOATLINES

    Regulations Governing the Use of Setlines, Banklines, Trotlines, and Floatlines in the Inland Fishing District Setlines or Banklines - Setlines or Banklines may be used to catch turtles and fish. The name and address of the user must be attached to each line. The maximum is 50 lines, each having a single hook. Treble hooks may not be used. The lines must be attached to the shore above water, but not to a boat, dam, dock, pier, pole, rod, or wall. No more than six set or banklines may be used in public waters of the state of Ohio less than 700 surface acres. All lines must be checked once every 24 hours. All lines must be removed after completion of use.

    Trotlines - Trotlines must be marked with the name and address of the user. Trotlines must be anchored. Wire or cable may not be used. Not more than three trotlines are permitted in any one body of water in the Inland Fishing District. Not more than 50 hooks per trotline are permitted in any tributary of Lake Erie. Trotlines may not be used within 1,000 feet downstream of any dam. Trotlines may be used only in (1) streams; (2) Mosquito Lake north of the causeway and south of a line of buoys designating the wildlife refuge; (3) Charles Mill Lake north of St. Rt. 430; (4) Clendening Lake east of St. Rt. 799; (5) Seneca Lake south of St. Rt. 147; (6) Tappan Lake above the gas line causeway and St. Rt. 646; (7) Atwood Lake north and east of St. Rt. 542 north at Dellroy; (8) Piedmont Lake in sections 11 and 12 of Kirkwood Township; (9) Wills Creek Lake except in the area directly in front of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District boat landing; (10) that part of Berlin Lake lying south and west of St. Rt. 225; (11) the inland part of Sandusky Bay commonly called Mud Creek Bay; and (12) the area of Grand Lake St. Marys bounded on the west by Prairie Creek, on the east by Big Chickasaw Creek, and on the north by a line of buoys extending east to west between Big Chickasaw and Prairie creeks. Trotlines may not be set in channels or across the mouths of channels or streams in Grand Lake St. Marys. A special trotline license is required in the Lake Erie Fishing District. This license may be obtained at the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit, 305 East Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 (Phone # 419-625-8062). All trotlines must be checked once every 24 hours.

    Floatlines - Floatline or jug fishing is permitted in (1) all streams; (2) Sandusky Bay west of the New York Central Railroad bridge; (3) Berlin Lake south and west of St. Rt. 225; (4) Mosquito Lake north of the causeway and south of a line of buoys designating the waterfowl refuge; (5) Charles Mill Lake north of St. Rt. 430; (6) Clendening Lake east of St. Rt. 799; (7) Seneca Lake south of St. Rt. 147; (8) Tappan Lake above the gas line causeway and St. Rt. 646; (9) Atwood Lake north and east of St. Rt. 542 north at Dellroy; (10) Piedmont Lake in Sections 11 and 12 of Kirkwood Township; (11) Wills Creek Lake except in the area directly in front of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District boat landing; and (12) ALL PUBLIC WATERS EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY THE OWNER IN AUTHORITY. It is unlawful to set, use, or maintain more than six floatlines in all public waters of the state of Ohio less than 700 surface acres. Floats must be of nonshatterable material and bear the name and address of the user. Floats must be freely adrift and be attended by the user at all times. Treble hooks are unlawful.
     
  4. crankus_maximus

    crankus_maximus Crankus Baitus Maximus

    I DO NOT ADVOCATE jug fishing. However, when we were at Dale Hollow we saw a very efficient means of jug fishing. The guy took a 2-3ft section of pool noodle with about 3-4ft of nylon rop with a mono leader. He then tipped these with shiners. He would drive back in the cove and pitch them all out. In an hour he had two of them with fish on. It was very evident because the noodle would stand straight up in the water and bob around and then lie back down flat and then repeat.

    Like I said, I don't agree with it, but it is legal
     
  5. gstrick27

    gstrick27 ITS BLUEJACKETS TIME!!!!!

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    wish someone would have told me a long time ago i could fish for jugs :D
     
  6. Lewzer

    Lewzer Powderfinger

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    I jug fish Mosquito at night north of the causeway. It's an interesting way to fish for the flatheads.
     
  7. Perch

    Perch Perch Addict

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    Some people dont advocate Paylakes either, but their legal as well...............

    Jug fishing can be alot of fun if its done safely and within the scope of the Law.....You never know what you are gonna get. A buddy of mine pulled up his jug with a 6 lb bass on it once.

    That was exciting !!
     
  8. steelmagoo

    steelmagoo Enjigneer

    I'm 90% sure I saw three jugs out in Mosquito lake on Sunday near Pikey Bay, towards the bouy line. Nobody was attending them that I could see. They weren't moving at all, even in the wind we had. I'm going to try a little C&R jug fishing this year just for kicks. I'm thinking circle hooks with live bait or kahle hooks with cut bait. Anyone have suggestions? Favorite rigs? That pool noodle setup is pretty clever.
     
  9. Lewzer

    Lewzer Powderfinger

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    That wasn't me. I won't be at Mosquito till the week of May 8th.

    I use a 1/2 gallon jug like a bleach bottle. Tie 30lb biggame fishing line with a 4/0-8/0 circle hook-depends on the size of the bait.
    I weight the neck of the jug so it sits upright and wrap reflective tape around the top (actually bottom ) of the jug.
    My name address and phone # is written on the jug with permanent marker and tape covering it.
    I sit in the boat and fish and spotlight the jug(s) every 5-10 minutes to make sure it still there and not blown away or underwater.
    The reflective tape really helps at night.
     
  10. Hetfieldinn

    Hetfieldinn Staff Member

    There have been jugs floating in Mosquito north of Pikie Bay for weeks now.
     
  11. Most any kind of non-traditional fishing method is looked down upon here at OGF whether it is trotlining, limblining, floatlining, bowfishing, or spearfishing. However everybody is entitled to their own opinions, and to that I say to each their own. I've been known to run some limblines every now and then to pursuit of monster snapping turtles and just for the all around goodtime experience of catching the bait, preparing the lines, selecting the ideal spots to set the lines, and having it all pay off in the end after checking the lines. I do not advocate those who intentionally pillage the resources, remove the monster catfish, and keep more than their share fare of fish -&- game. There is plenty of quality information on this site about this kind of fishing. Here are a couple links that I found:

    http://www.ohiogamefishing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24564

    http://www.ohiogamefishing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18776

    there is plenty more. Just run an internal search on OGF, you may have to refine your search topic several times to find the most beneficial pieces of information. Hopefully I didn't step on anybody's toes. This subject has been hashed out several times, and we all know how everybody feels about it. So I am just trying to pull the good information out about this controversial subject.......TightLines!
     
  12. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    good thead, I was affraid it might get ugly, & I'll admit I'm one of those that use dto make ugly replies to stuff like this, but it seems as if most jug fishermen are just doing the same as I, lookign for a good time, & to my surprise alot dont keep the fish, just like me. What makes me question it is how can someone have several jugs, when we can onyl have 2 rod/reels out at once?

    But from what you guys say, the jug fishing sounds alright. How do those circle hooks hold up w/ the Flatheads while jug fishing?
     
  13. I'm glad this has not turned into a bashing of jug fishing and it is a great time if you give it a try. For me the best part is going seining for bait, dont know why I like it so much I guess it reminds of being a kid again and just playing in the creek, plus you never know what you'll pull up in that net. I've got big ol carp before and smallies even a few catfish before. Take a kid with ya seining some time, they love to see all the crawdads and fish and stuff and if you do get a big carp or something the will go nuts!
     
  14. Lewzer

    Lewzer Powderfinger

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    The circle hooks hold up just fine. It's the line that's the problem especially when they go digging in the brush after they are hooked.
    I've never kept any fish caught by jugging.
    If I want to eat cats I'll keep the small channels from Nimisila for eating (or use the 22 lr on the neighbor's cat who has been spraying around our porch:D )
     
  15. Darwin

    Darwin If your gonna be a bear..

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    Does your neighbor's cat look like this? :D
     
  16. fishingful

    fishingful Time to fish!

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    i am going to try limblines this year but i know i will throw all the fish back and keep the turtles................

    h2o............it is kinda like ice fishing i can use 6 tipups and 2 rods
     
  17. That is a good point, wonder why you can use so many hooks on trotlines but not on rod and reel. Cant you just have 2 hooks on a line for rod and reel fishing? I know i have ran trot lines and have had probably over 100 hooks in the water.
     
  18. here are the regs from the DNR

    SETLINES, BANKLINES, TROTLINES, AND FLOATLINES

    Regulations Governing the Use of Setlines, Banklines, Trotlines, and Floatlines in the Inland Fishing District Setlines or Banklines - Setlines or Banklines may be used to catch turtles and fish. The name and address of the user must be attached to each line. The maximum is 50 lines, each having a single hook. Treble hooks may not be used. The lines must be attached to the shore above water, but not to a boat, dam, dock, pier, pole, rod, or wall. No more than six set or banklines may be used in public waters of the state of Ohio less than 700 surface acres. All lines must be checked once every 24 hours. All lines must be removed after completion of use.

    Trotlines - Trotlines must be marked with the name and address of the user. Trotlines must be anchored. Wire or cable may not be used. Not more than three trotlines are permitted in any one body of water in the Inland Fishing District. Not more than 50 hooks per trotline are permitted in any tributary of Lake Erie. Trotlines may not be used within 1,000 feet downstream of any dam. Trotlines may be used only in (1) streams; (2) Mosquito Lake north of the causeway and south of a line of buoys designating the wildlife refuge; (3) Charles Mill Lake north of St. Rt. 430; (4) Clendening Lake east of St. Rt. 799; (5) Seneca Lake south of St. Rt. 147; (6) Tappan Lake above the gas line causeway and St. Rt. 646; (7) Atwood Lake north and east of St. Rt. 542 north at Dellroy; (8) Piedmont Lake in sections 11 and 12 of Kirkwood Township; (9) Wills Creek Lake except in the area directly in front of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District boat landing; (10) that part of Berlin Lake lying south and west of St. Rt. 225; (11) the inland part of Sandusky Bay commonly called Mud Creek Bay; and (12) the area of Grand Lake St. Marys bounded on the west by Prairie Creek, on the east by Big Chickasaw Creek, and on the north by a line of buoys extending east to west between Big Chickasaw and Prairie creeks. Trotlines may not be set in channels or across the mouths of channels or streams in Grand Lake St. Marys. A special trotline license is required in the Lake Erie Fishing District. This license may be obtained at the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit, 305 East Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 (Phone # 419-625-8062). All trotlines must be checked once every 24 hours.

    Floatlines - Floatline or jug fishing is permitted in (1) all streams; (2) Sandusky Bay west of the New York Central Railroad bridge; (3) Berlin Lake south and west of St. Rt. 225; (4) Mosquito Lake north of the causeway and south of a line of buoys designating the waterfowl refuge; (5) Charles Mill Lake north of St. Rt. 430; (6) Clendening Lake east of St. Rt. 799; (7) Seneca Lake south of St. Rt. 147; (8) Tappan Lake above the gas line causeway and St. Rt. 646; (9) Atwood Lake north and east of St. Rt. 542 north at Dellroy; (10) Piedmont Lake in Sections 11 and 12 of Kirkwood Township; (11) Wills Creek Lake except in the area directly in front of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District boat landing; and (12) ALL PUBLIC WATERS EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY THE OWNER IN AUTHORITY. It is unlawful to set, use, or maintain more than six floatlines in all public waters of the state of Ohio less than 700 surface acres. Floats must be of nonshatterable material and bear the name and address of the user. Floats must be freely adrift and be attended by the user at all times. Treble hooks are unlawful.