How big a fish will a noodle hold???

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by psg2628, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. psg2628

    psg2628 New Member

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    I have some jugs made with 12" of swimming noodles on 24" of 1/2" PVC pipe. When we set them the first time, something had taken one of the jugs about 300 yards away, as well as held it under water for what I would guess to be at least 4 hours. My question is, how can I tell how big the fish was that I lost????
     
  2. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Monte,it can be any size you want it to be. I know that all of the ones that I have lost over the years have been monsters! lol:big_smile::eek:oooh::smile2::wink:
     

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    You can't tell. A 10 lb fish can do some weird things to a jug. On the other hand, we caught a 30 lb blue on a jug and he barely took it under, though it may have been that he had been fighting it for some time before we ran the jug.
     
  4. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    I have some noodle jugs like that and a 20 to 30 LB fish can hold it under for 30 min or so. Go get you the bigger noodles and put about 20" on your PVC But as far as how big of a fish you lost????? How deep was the water? Was the water moving fast? is there rocks/trees Ect.... Good luck to ya!!
     
  5. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i use half a noodle for each of my jugs. Caught a couple around 20lbs and they were not even half under when the fish pulled against them.
     
  6. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I used 1 inch pvc and 19 inches of yellow noodle. We lost one a few weeks ago at night and anytime I've lost a jug it was a 30 lber. minimum:smile2:.
     
  7. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I'll bet you found it in the last place you looked too! lol:smile2:
     
  8. mwallace61

    mwallace61 New Member

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    Check your local building supply places. Those that sell the Dow Blue board sheathing will probably give you the blueboard "crossouts" that come on the bundles. These make great jugs. I poke a hole in one end and glue a piece of pvc in the hole. When you have a fish on they stand up nicely. They are a much more dense foam, so you can get away with a smaller length to hole up a bigger fish.

    Mike
     
  9. jedt

    jedt New Member

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    I use a more commercial grade of foam like Mike uses. I have seen a 10lber only take it under for a few seconds. My foam is only 12" long but has a diameter like 4".