How to Catch Fish With a Jugline

Catching fish with a "jugline" is easy. Fish will often bite free floating bait, because it is flowing naturally with a current. Watching the results of juglining can be fun, too.

Steps

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    Tie the fishing line to the bottle where the groves for the cap are. Then attach the cap. Make sure that the line will not come off.
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    Attach the fishing hook securely to the other end of the line.
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    Bait the hook. Use your favorite cut or stink bait.
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    From your favorite fishing spot, determine which way the current is flowing and go upstream 1/4 to 1/2 a mile (1/2 to 1 km) and throw in the jugline.
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    Go back downstream to your favorite fishing spot and wait.
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    Watch for a soda bottle that seems to have a mind of its own. That's your jugline with a fish on the other end. Follow and catch the jugline in your boat.

Tips

  • You need a boat. Juglines have to be followed, especially after the fish bites.
  • Retrieve you jugline when your finished with it.
  • Have a net ready to help land your fish. It might be pretty big. Fish often are cautious about biting on bait that doesn't flow with the current. They will not expect the baited jugline to catch them.
  • Make sure you use at least 10 pound line.
  • Juglines are not appropriate for large bodies of water. They are idea for small rivers and bayous, where you don't have a large amount of space to search.

Warnings

  • Fishing with a jugline may not be legal in your area; you may be required to have a tag on the jugline. Consult the appropriate agency or game warden about this.
  • Always wear a life preserver when fishing from a boat.

Things You'll Need

  • Soda bottle (with cap)
  • Fishing Line
  • Cut or Stink Bait
  • Fishing hooks
  • boat

Article Info

Categories: Fishing