My brother in law and I took my two little girls and my two nieces out jug fishing yesterday. We had a good time, but were not overly successful. Put out 20 jugs and caught 3 channel cats. The jugs were a pvc pipe and pool noodle. Heavy line tied to noodle, then a weight, then a swivel, then mono leader and either a kahle or a circle hook. Fishing with worms. Overall line length was around 10 ft. Main river channel is 25 to 30 ft deep. Was setting jugs in 12 to 15 foot of water. Not legal to set jugs in main channel. All the other 17 jugs that were not successful, no longer had bait on them. Many of those were hung on the bottom. The jugs had drifted to shallower water. 1. I am assuming that my lines need to be shortened. What length would you suggest starting at? 2. What is the shortest time that you can let the jugs sit, but still have a chance to catch anything? 3. Is there a way to rig the jugs where the weight is below the bottom, but still be easy to wrap and store? 4. Any of suggestions or ideas would be great! Thanks!