Jumpbox

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by center12, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Jtrew, I'm interested in making a jumpbox but have a question about the hook slots. Is the hook placed in the slot or is the dropper in the slot and the hook hangs over the side. I'm sure this was discussed on the old site but I couldn't find it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Charlie, I saw your question to Jtrew and thought I may be able to answer it for you. The hooks hang outside the jumpbox. Actually, I believe some of the people on the BOC bait the hooks before setting the line. As the boat moves, the staging (drop line) is pulled from the slot, and the hooks are suspended from that line. I made a jumpbox up per the library, and although I haven't set it at a lake, I did try it in the back yard with my riding mower. Man, those hooks do jump. You have to remember to rotate the box when one side empties itself. Otherwise you'll have a big mess. :rolleyes:
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Yup, the dropper line goes in the slot, letting the hooks hang just outside, which makes it easy to bait them before setting out the line.
    And you do have to rotate the box as the hooks pay out, so that they pay out from the back side of the box. You don't want anything getting in the way of those flying hooks, or you'll have real trouble.
    I like to have a heavy snap or trotline clip on the end of my trotline so that I can quickly snap the weight onto it, rather than taking time to tie it on. This is especially important when you're setting your line out in a strong current, such as along riprap.
     
  4. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Thanks guy's :) I'm glad you all mentioned about tilting the box and getting your hooks in order. I would have probably just put them in random slots as I came to each hook, could see where that might get a bit dangerous. You all got the wheels turning. Thanks