Fished the guad below Mcqueeny

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  1. Wac M Trac M

    Wac M Trac M New Member

    I made me 6 jugs like the library instructions said out of pool noodles and pvc. Had to put white duct tape on them..texas law.

    Anyway, dropped my kayak below Mcqueeny netted a bunch of perch and went looking for big cat water. The guad changes alot from shallow to deep and there was alot of boaters around so I drifted over some shallow stuff and was all by myself. I found a real nice bend with huge rocks at least 10 feet down. set five jugs out at different depths. The sixth one wasn't rigged..guess I forgot. I didn't have any tarred twine in the boat so I rigged it with 50 pound mono. The jugs drifted around the bend while I fished DK's on a slip bobber. I motered to them and saw a huge shadow dart away from the mono jug. The perch was destroyed. Guess he got away cause the mono jug was way behind the others. I liked the bend alot so I motered way up the creek and set em down again...nothing. wasted alot of time with small channel cats and did one more drift with the jugs right at dark. I watched em as they drifted around the bend. I was tired and disgusted cause I work so hard and no bites. As I motered toward the bend I saw the top of a jug dancing around the outside bend. I cut the moterand paddled in to see an 8 pound yellow cat trying to swim down. He seemed whooped till I tryed to pull him in. I ended up letting go of the jug for fear of popping the 50 pound test. I collected the other jugs and came back and picked up the yellow cat he fought a bit more but was pretty tired. I was so amazed and proud..I let him go...Man I am so hooked on jug fishing.

    I only got bites on the jug with mono line. The water was fairly clear could this be why? Lots of work but it was fun.
  2. Txbluecatman

    Txbluecatman Member

    Sounds like you had a fun time, Frank. And welcome to Jug Fishing. It gets addicting. I have fished the San Marcos river out of luling, and the Guad in Gonzales county. I have used both tarred line and heavy mono line, and I have found that it really does not have that much of a differrence on my jugs catching fish. Hope this helps.

  3. catfishjon

    catfishjon New Member

    I fish the Quadalupe river at 5H lake and use jugs about half the time and limb lines the other half. I tend to catch smaller cats on jugs than the limb lines. I bait with live perch and fresh dead shad. The line size and color does not seem to make a difference. I keep my jugs in place with a weight on the bottom to prevent so many hangups. Never had a bad trip yet. Catfishjon
  4. Shank

    Shank New Member

    Killeen, TX
    I fish the same way, and have about the same results.

    I normall catch the smaller fish on Jugs & Trotlines and the monsters on the limblines.

    I've been using the Funnoodles since they 1st came out. it's easy to fit 10 of them in a 5 gallon bucket. It sure is fun to grab a noodle, just for it to come flying out of your hand and you gotta chase it for a while :big_smile:

    Try some "Vinyl Paint" for car interiors on your noodles, it won't dissolve the foam and stays on quite well.