In Texas, trotlines are supposed to be tagged with the name/address of the owner and the date put into place. The name/date is good for 30 days. Nothing gets my goat when I'm drift fishing than to hang up on a trot line run across a channel or the river, with no tags on it and no indication its been run in months, if not years. It really ticks me off when the line is run across, rather than parallel to the channel. Around these parts, most who run trotlines on a regular basis don't run them across the channels, or at least not all the way across. My policy is to cut into bits unmarked or abandoned trotlines, especially if running across channels or river beds if I hang up on them. How about you guys?