Is Jug Fishing in Your State Legal?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Jugs by Bert, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Jugs by Bert

    Jugs by Bert New Member

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    State:
    Oklahoma
    I am looking for imput whether or not Jugs Fishing is legal in your state? Can you all help me out?:big_smile:

    Mike
     
  2. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    State:
    Bossier City, La
    Yep, it's legal in Louisiana, have a blast usein em, and catch a lot of fish.
     

  3. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    1,744
    State:
    Murray Ky.
    Yes, it's legal here in Kentucky,
    A jug line may have no more
    than one single or multi-barbed hook.
    One person may use no more than 50 jug lines
    (per boat)
    Each sport fishing trotline, jug line or set
    line must be: 1) permanently labeled
    with the name and address of the user;
    2) baited, checked and all fish removed
    at least once every 24 hours; 3) removed
    from water, bank or tree when fishing
    ceases.
     
  4. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    859
    State:
    Clarksville, Indiana
    Also legal here in Indiana. No more than five at a time and must be in visual contact at all times. No jug fishing on lakes and reservoirs for public safety but we can use trot lines on lakes. Don't make no sense to me.
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    Yes it is, but I wish it was not.
     
  6. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    State:
    texas
    legal in texas also, but they have to be white!!!same old thing-name,add,date set out---good for 30 days i think
     
  7. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    4,173
    State:
    South Gate, Cal
    Hi Mike, unfortunately it is ilegall here in California. I had a blast fishing with jugs at Keystone Lake in Manford Oklahoma.

    Jaime
     
  8. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    State:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    YES, as you know, it is legal to use Jugs in Oklahoma
     
  9. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    1,348
    State:
    Greenwood AR.
    You can jug fish in Arkansas.
     
  10. CATFISHERMAN001

    CATFISHERMAN001 New Member

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    State:
    ALABAMA
    Yes it is legal here in Alabama too. How can anyone call that fishing?
     
  11. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    State:
    Omaha NE
    I know it's legal on the Rivers here in Nebraska. Not to exceed fourteen hooks per person. Example if you have two hooks per jug, you'd be limited to seven jugs. Our lakes here have completely different set of rules vs our rivers & I'm not quite sure what they are for juggin.




    J
     
  12. cook

    cook New Member

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    State:
    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    Legal in Mo.,must be in sight at all times.
     
  13. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    Not legal in New Mexico,but throw lines and trotlines ar ,It wouldnt matter anyway,Bass fishermen would gather em all up an throw em in a barrel or cut the line off em like they do trotlines here.
     
  14. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    State:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    jugging in its truest form is not legal in PA. However according to the letter I got from our fish commission when I wrote them to ask, they say if I run a line from the jug to hold onto, then it would be considered handfishing and thus legal. PA regs stink.
     
  15. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    State:
    NY
    cant do it in NY but I suspect If I had a connecting line I couold do it as well as a handline. I don't think they should be set and left out unattended. However I wouldn't mind drifting behind a bunch on the lake/river. Just my opinion.
     
  16. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    State:
    Lost Wages
    From what I read and been told by the Wardens, "they love me I always pick there brains" 2 pole max and can not be unattended which leaves jugs as a not. Thats Nevada for ya.
     
  17. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    5,379
    State:
    Arnold, MO
    They are legal here in MO, with several restrictions. Name & addy off course. 33 total per person. 50 allowed in the Mississippi River (I can handle around only 20 there). In sight at all times if free floating. I add 2 lb anchors to mine, which takes away the having to watch them. Anchored ones must be checked at least once every 24 hours.
     
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    Jug fishing is legal in Illinois with some restrictions.
     
  19. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    State:
    Georgia
    Yes,jug fishing is legal in Georgia.
     
  20. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    State:
    Little Rock, AR
    Legal in Arkansas. Freefloating jugs are limited to 20 per person and have to be attended at all times during daylight hours. Anchored jugs are considered to be trotlines, and fall under those regs.