Jugging legal in Nebraska?

Discussion in 'LOCAL NEBRASKA TALK' started by cfishman, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. cfishman

    cfishman New Member

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    What I have understood in the past is that jugging is legal on lakes, but not on rivers. The fishing guide says float lines are illegal just under the river section. Anyone clarify this one?
    Still would rather catch them on rod/reel though.
     
  2. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    far as i know it is illegal to jug...but i could be wrong 2
     

  3. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Float lines are illegal in Nebraska period. Float lines are considered jug lines. Jug lines are free floating, hence; (float lines). Yes. It states in the 2008 Nebraska Fishing Guide under the river or stream section that Float lines are illigal in Nebraska. Float lines are defined, as any line not attached to the shoreline or a pole.:0a26: Yes. Sometimes it's a little tricky to clarify what is stated in the Guide. Sometimes you need to call a Game Warden to ask questions on any info you might need. The Guide is only a reference on the laws. It's not worded the best for all of us to understand!! That would take to much paper and money!!

    Mark..
     
  4. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    well it could be like the throw net law.... some select places only. i asked the ngpc guy's at the outdoor show last year about throw nets. one said it was ok anywhere and he didn't give a hoot. and one said he would write me a big ole fat ticket. so what would a person do? it could be one of those things how does the game warden feel today:confused2:
     
  5. cfishman

    cfishman New Member

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    Like most things, all to the interpetation or the "mood" of the officer. Do know of a few that occasionally jug.
    I don't see it as very "sporting" though.
     
  6. Big Vic

    Big Vic New Member

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    I was talking to a warden last year and he told me that it was illegal to chum fish, even carp ! I told him that I was at one of the carporama events that the ngp puts on and they chumed all over the dam at pawnee he still insisted that I was wrong ?? He also told me that a fishing pole in a pole holder, that is unattended becomes a set line !!
    there for becoming illegal on a lake !! So be careful if your camping because if your like me I always have a rod or two in a holder if Im camped by the water and they are not always being attended !! According to this guy thats grounds for a ticket !!:confused2::confused2:
     
  7. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Yeah! I have heards so many mixed opinions on laws, that I don't think anybody knows right from wrong. Kind of reminds me of a time I was fishing at Johnson Lake awhile back. I was checked for a fishing permit that I didn't have on me at the time. I told him the truth that I had one, but it was back at my residence in Hastings. He said, he was going to call Lincoln for verification to see if I had one. A few minutes later he comes back and said I was OK, but I had to be escorted back to the cabin and not allowed to fish anymore. That went OK. I went along with the procedure. To make a long story short, I found out the guy was not a game warden, but a park worker for the GAME AND PARKS. HUH. He looked official with the shirt, but was a poser.:confused2: That next year I started to work for the GAME AND PARKS at Johnson Lake. That same guy quit!! HUH! Go figure. Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe not. Anyhow I find it funny. Goes to show, look for the badge that says Game Warden and if he's carrying a gun, he's probably for real!! Just try to go by the book and stay clean, that's all a guy can do!! :wink:
     
  8. holdemplyer

    holdemplyer New Member

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    FLOAT LINES -
    That covers rivers and streams..... and the following covers the whole state

    Vic, not often would I ever argue with a CO, but on the chumming, I'd promptly reach into my bag, pull out my 2008 fishing guide and point out the following

    and then i'd throw another handfull of corn, dog food, ect into the lake

    Alex
     
  9. Rapptorman

    Rapptorman New Member

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    I have been wondering about the legality of set lines for awhile, and this helped out quite a bit. A friend has a place next to the missourri river, and I'll find setlines along the shore fairly often. Never seen any id's with them, but I've caught several gar, and 2 flatheads just pulling in a moving line. If I understand correctly, a name and drivers license number is all it takes to be legal? And up to 15 lines? I'll check it out, but I'm on it for this weekend. Thanks again.
     
  10. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    what about them guys that set throw lines and never check them???? i have pulled up alot of dead fish on throwlines. most the people i know that have them mark them. the ones i see ussualy have like an eagle claw snelled hook like a #2 hook or something stupid like that. then it will have a real small weight 2 oz or less. we keep the lead cut the rest off and let go the dead fish. i once checked one had probably a 15-20 flathead on it sad to say it was dead and the hook was sawllowed. then i found out who it belong to. didn't say anything but should have. he really thought a big fish broke him off. thats what really makes me mad. i was told by an old time river rat you should check them at least 2 times a day. i have never set any but thats what i see not alot but sometimes.