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#1559092 - 10/16/09 02:24 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: Tubakka]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Tubakka
...that's great that you use a pink flotation device when wading the Caney scrubs....but what does that have to do with what we're talking about? Do they use these as floats for jug fishing?....cause that's kinda stupid.


Sorry - Scrubs is right on this one. The pool noodles are pretty popular for jug fishing. I've usually seen them used for "eater" sized catfish, but judging by the pictures posted above, I guess they must work okay for at least medium sized flatheads.

The compact foam is surprisingly bouyant and the noodles are easier to store than a bunch of 2 liter bottles or milk jugs.

Evidently they last longer than you think too, because I've cleaned up some ancient ones off the shoreline behind my house. I do wish some jug fishers would be a little more conscientious about making sure they don't leave jugs behind.

bd

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#1559719 - 10/16/09 08:31 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: B.D.]
Scud
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Noodle


Much easier to use than a jug. Noodle is 12 inches long. PVC 18 to 20 inches, 2 caps and an eye screw.

These have lasted 2 seasons and don't look any different than when they were made except for a little dirt.

70 pounders can't hold it under more than a minute.

Tubakka are you from up north?


Edited by Scud (10/16/09 08:34 PM)

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#1559930 - 10/16/09 10:04 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: Scud]
stillinscrubs
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That looks like equipment used by someone who takes their noodling very seriously. I am impressed by both the equipment and the results.

Thanks for sharing,
Scrubs

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#1560095 - 10/17/09 05:35 AM Re: Flatheads [Re: Scud]
TennesseeRains
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 Originally Posted By: Scud

Tubakka are you from up north?


\:D

That's exactly what I've seen people using! The reflective tape really makes a difference - got it on my jugs.
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#1560122 - 10/17/09 06:33 AM Re: Flatheads [Re: TennesseeRains]
Tubakka
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If you can call Southern Illinois near Kentucky north. Which it hardly is at all. in fact, it'sa lot like here as far as people and the outdoors goes. If anything its even more redneck.

I mean, those jugs look great, and I'll eat my hat, but still....we used to use gallon juice jugs from Sam's that we would pul reflective tape on. Last forever, and I doubt a big flathead could hold it down for more than a few seconds.

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#1560602 - 10/17/09 01:34 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: Tubakka]
B.D.
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I always thought trotlines were a lot more fun than jug fishing. There's something suspenseful about setting out the bait, waiting all night, and coming back the next morning to see what I've caught.

It's kind of like putting up a controversial post on the TNDeer Politcs Forum... \:\)

bd

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#1560625 - 10/17/09 01:55 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: B.D.]
Scud
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
 Originally Posted By: Tubakka
...that's great that you use a pink flotation device when wading the Caney scrubs....but what does that have to do with what we're talking about? Do they use these as floats for jug fishing?....cause that's kinda stupid.


Sorry - Scrubs is right on this one. The pool noodles are pretty popular for jug fishing. I've usually seen them used for "eater" sized catfish, but judging by the pictures posted above, I guess they must work okay for at least medium sized flatheads.

The compact foam is surprisingly bouyant and the noodles are easier to store than a bunch of 2 liter bottles or milk jugs.

Evidently they last longer than you think too, because I've cleaned up some ancient ones off the shoreline behind my house. I do wish some jug fishers would be a little more conscientious about making sure they don't leave jugs behind.

bd


We count them as we put them out to make sure we get them all on the pickup. We have found a few more than a half mile from where they were put out with a fish on them.

We usually put out 50 to a 100 and try to get them set by dark. We stay with them and run them a couple of times and then come back at daylight and pick them up.
Most fish are in the 3 to 8 pounds range. But usually have at least one big (25 pounds or bigger)fish per night. More big fish in the late spring.

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#1560659 - 10/17/09 02:39 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: Scud]
TX300mag
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Those are flagging jugs. I put a weight inside that transfers to the line end and keeps the jug "flagged" when it's hit.

Noodling by definition is grappling. I've heard it called hogging a lot in TN.
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#1560677 - 10/17/09 02:52 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: TX300mag]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: TX300mag
Those are flagging jugs. I put a weight inside that transfers to the line end and keeps the jug "flagged" when it's hit.

Noodling by definition is grappling. I've heard it called hogging a lot in TN.



noodling is long-pole fishing with a giant wad of nightcrawlers sticking it in holes in vegetation for bass. grabbling is sticking your hands in holes after catfish.
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#1560705 - 10/17/09 03:25 PM Re: Flatheads [Re: stik]
B.D.
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What you call it depends on where you're from. Catching catfish by hand was called noodling where I grew up in Mississippi. I've always heard the long-pole fishing called "hogging" and the long pole is called a "hogging stick."

bd


Edited by Brian Dunigan (10/17/09 03:25 PM)

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