ID Tags

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by Flatts, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Flatts

    Flatts New Member

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    What are you fellas using for ID Tags on trotlines and limblines?
    This is my first post, I found this site about a week ago looking for info. A lot of good info here! Thanks
     
  2. Weaponx

    Weaponx New Member

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    I use duc tape. 10" strip, folded. Then black marker with name,addy and phone. Cheap and it works well.Can be replaced easy. Good fishing to ya......
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Joe we Welcome you to the BOC, from So. Illinois. :0a18::0a25::0a25:
     
  4. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well i use a simple postal addy label. and wrap in clear packing tape. works well for a season usually.

    also you can get tags from taxidermy suppliers. they will hold under water and in salt water. designed for chemical baths.

    http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/product/01002429/
     
  5. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    What I've found that works best is copper trapping tags. You can probably find them in any trapping magazine or maybe even trapping web sites. They are durable and are easy to read. Duck tape with black magic markers won't last long (any time in the water and you can't read them). Being readable is what the game wardens will insist for your lines. Make sure you read the regulations for your state to find out what information is required on your tags. Hope this helps and good luck.
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    welcome to the BOC, this site is full of great info and great people.
     
  7. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    I use the address labels and clear tape, like cats4uandme talked about.
     
  8. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    welcome to the BOC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    I either use the trap tags that I had left over from my trapping days but usually just use those on my yo yo's.

    For my trotlines I cut up a milk jug into tag squares and put my information on it with a sharpie marker. Then I take a hole punch and punch a hole in one end and put one on both ends of my trotline.
    Arkansas only requires that you put one tag on at the bank end of a trotline but sometimes where I fish both ends are close to the bank so I put a tag at both ends just in case. I use the milk jug tags on my trotlines because I can make them the size that I want and they will be easy to read just in case a game warden wants to check them he doesn't have to disturb my line much to read the tag.
     
  10. Cdbush28

    Cdbush28 New Member

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    I like to use wooden clothes pin's. They are cheap and easy
     
  11. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    Joe, welcome to the BOC from SW Florida, brother.:big_smile:
     
  12. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. ><[[[[ยบ>
     
  13. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    What I use are those 3M waterproof backpack ID labels. What they are is thick, clear plastic with adhesive on it. I just write my name and info on a slip of paper, then the ID label works as a waterproof laminate. They also have a plastic chord that works real well for attaching the tag to the line. I made six of them 3 years ago, and the still look like I made them yesterday. They are very visible, which may invite thieves or trot-haters, but I don't wanna be accused of not following the codes.
     
  14. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Copper trap tags here.

    :004:
     
  15. tbartek

    tbartek New Member Supporting Member

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    Like some other guys good ole duct tape and a sharpie works pretty well.
     
  16. DICK151

    DICK151 New Member

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    I use thin strips of aluminum, name and address etched with engraving tool. Little more time consuming to make but as long as your lines don't get cut or stole then they last a lifetime! (I've got 6 of the 8 I made in 2000 left)
     
  17. Zing

    Zing Member

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    Joe welcome to the BOC
     
  18. daddyrabbit

    daddyrabbit New Member

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    I use small diameter PVC pipe approx. 3.5 to 4 inches long. Attached to this are the postal label and clear tape previously suggested. Also attached to the unit is a 3/4 to 1 wide strip of D.O.T. approved reflective tape (the other tapes just don't seem to fit the bill). The reflective tape not only makes the rigs easier to locate but also add to the fun whenever you shine your light across the water and see several units bouncing from the actions of the hooked catfish. To state the ovious, I never leave my rigs unattended.