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  • Catfish Jug Fishing

    Posted by ten37122 on March 11, 2015 at 1:21 am

    I am wanting to take the kids ” Jug Fishing “…

    Any hints / tips / locations to get started?

    Primary questions are..

    – How deep of water (how much line of the jugs)

    – What is a good bait to use ..

    – size hooks?

    Any special regulations or gotchas i need to be aware of?

    Thank you!

    ten37122 replied 9 years, 4 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • philip-nichols

    Member
    March 11, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Haven’t done much jugging on priest I always travel to nickajack 8-10 ft of line is what I use make sure you put your license number on your jugs twra wil fine you if they are unmarked we use turkey livers for bait

  • shad3036

    Member
    March 16, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Where do you buy turkey livers???

  • jboy

    Member
    March 16, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Yea, License Number on the jug, and I like night crawlers… They tend to stay on better then Liver and Turtles seem to not be a fan like they are Livers… As a place im not so sure… But ive pretty much caught catfish all over the lake in Percy…. I have seen the Blood Baits at bass pro but have never tried that… So Let me know how you do… I do like fishing for catfish on the lazy summer nights when not working, they are fun to catch….

  • bigmtfan

    Member
    March 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    If you are on the lake looking at the LaVergne pumphouse, the little cove just to the left has yielded me some decent fish on jugs. Usually go with 8-9 ft. of line in 10-11 ft. of water, a foot or two off the bottom. Nightcrawlers have worked pretty good for me.

  • ten37122

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 12:48 am
    quote bigMTfan:

    If you are on the lake looking at the LaVergne pumphouse, the little cove just to the left has yielded me some decent fish on jugs. Usually go with 8-9 ft. of line in 10-11 ft. of water, a foot or two off the bottom. Nightcrawlers have worked pretty good for me.

    Great info thank you!

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