Jug Fishing - VA Regulations?

Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by Big Bird, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Big Bird

    Big Bird New Member

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    Virginia
    I can't seem to find info on regs regarding jug fishing on VDGIF. If it's legal here, I am interested in trying it but I don't want to go without knowing the rules. Does anybody know where I can find this info?
     
  2. Big Bird

    Big Bird New Member

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    Virginia
    Okay, I found it -

    Trot Lines, juglines or set poles may be used to take nongame
    fish and turtles provided they are not baited with live bait (worms
    are permissible), except on waters stocked with trout and within
    600 feet of any dam. Live bait other than game fish may be used on
    trot lines to take catfish in Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson,
    Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe counties, and in the Clinch River,
    in Russell, Scott and Wise counties.
    Any person setting or possessing the above equipment shall
    have it clearly marked by permanent means with his or her name,
    address, and telephone number, and is required to check all lines
    and remove all fish and animals caught each day.
     

  3. TScottW99

    TScottW99 New Member

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    NRV, VA
    Now we need to get out and catch some fish on some jugs. :big_smile:
     
  4. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Be careful, though...check each lake and river on the VDGIF web site, looking especially under the "Special Regulations" tab. Many lakes restrict all fishing by "unattended" lines.