View Poll Results: What kind of hooks do you use on your jugs??
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Thread: Jug Hooks?
12-22-2011, 03:41 PM #31
Any good sharp hook will catch fish whether its a J, kahle, Circle or Sickle.....but I prefer circles. There are some that throw there jugs out and watch them but most will leave them for a couple hours or overnight. I see too many "slimed" lines where a fish was on but over time was able to get off. The circles in most cases the hookset is go good usually in the eye that they will not be able to get off no matter how many times they spin that line up.
I only use stainless circles for jug and set lines....they never rust and really never need a touch up on sharping. Eagle claw makes I think the only stainless circles. I use 7/0 for jugs and 9/0 for limblines. The chemically sharpened hooks like a gamma and others are great for rod and reel and prefer them when I rod and reel but not for jugs. I think you can get 25 SS 7/0 circles for 10 bucks...get mine through catfish connectio
12-23-2011, 02:53 PM #32
For the circle hook to do its job you need to have your reel set with the drag tight no clicker, let the fish set the hook himself, that to me is weighted or set tight
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01-18-2012, 05:03 AM #33
Love my noodles
I fish with pool noodles, and love it. Here in south Louisiana, they are becoming very popular, the only problem is people not picking them up when they are done. I cut my noodles 11šand place either a 1/2 pvc pipe or rip a peice of cypress 1/2x3/4 cut it 12šlong and force it through the hole. I than tie a string/twine on one end with a railroad spike on it long enough to reach bottom with about 3 extra ft of slack and on the other end I tie twine about 3ft long and use a number 3 or 4 J hook and bait with cut shad or chicken hearts, We have a blast and always catch nice catfish. You can fit 16 noodles inside of a milk crate,, Good luck
01-23-2012, 04:42 AM #34
05-01-2012, 07:03 PM #35
i have found that bigger is better /my old noodels were 12 " of the foam and 18" pvc pipe through them /they worked but with all kinds of hooks i still missed a lot of fish /this year to go with the grandbabies i made them with 18 " of poole noodel foam and 24 " long pvc pipe/ with reflective tape on 1 " of pvc pipe sticking out the top end / we didnt miss one fish as the resistance of the larger noodles made a big differance in hook sets /and them grand kids had a blast
05-01-2012, 09:05 PM #36
for jug fishing the Invicta wide gap circle hooks and the Mutsu light circle hooks are my choice and bread and butter for hook ups while jugging ..
they work like champs and very sharp strong hooks ..
the points on these hooks seem to stay sharper longer then the gammas did for me and didnt have to worry about the point tip rolling or breaking ..
the invicta hooks lasted and stayed sharp longer .
best part if ya buy enough hooks ya get a free 100 $$$ dollar war rod !!!! that kicks azzery ,, pretty darn cool ..
here is the link to check them out ..
05-01-2012, 11:25 PM #37
Jugs and hooks
I have not had great success with the flagging jugs, I went to a two liter bottle filled with air. The extra boyancy seems to really help with setting the hook and keeping the fish on. I only use wide gap off set circle hooks 13/0, I prefer the duratin hooks.Austin hanging with cats.jpg
08-06-2012, 05:25 PM #38
In order to get additional boyancy with my jugs (1 gal plastic milk bottles with screw on caps). I remove the caps and place the jug in the freezer over night. The air inside the jug gets to "0" degrees. In the morning I place the cap on the jug while still in the freezer, thus trapping the cold air inside. While rigging up the line the air expands inside the jug and I get alot of extra boyancy. I use 9/0 offset, wide gap circles.
08-06-2012, 05:52 PM #39
here in ga where i live if i froze the air in a milk jug /it would defrost before i hit the end of my driveway