I hope this is not too long winded but I wanted to share this with you guys, and gals. A week or so ago I met a couple guys on the river and he was saying how they caught a bunch of blues on jugs using hot dogs for bait.. now I have heard this several times in the past and fished with them myself a time or two.. but this past weekend was great. My son and I got up and was at the Missouri River at daybreak. We put out 14 jugs (actually 18" noodles with 10" of pvc sticking out of the end) and preceeded to float down stream..after about 30 minutes we had our first fish in the boat..a nice blue about 3 pounds..short time after that we had two small fish on..one blue and one channel. Enjoying the early morning and all the river had to offer my son and I sat and talked as we floated down stream. While looking at the jugs behind me my son yells out..fish on! Just as the jug went under water..we both sat there waiting for the jug to pop back up but it never did! We were in 16' of water and the jug was set at 7'. We ran and picked up all the jugs and searched the area for over 30 minutes but the jug never did come up! We put the jugs back out and talked about how big the fish would have to be to take that noodle under water and keep it there.. After about 30 minutes we had another fish on..this time the jug went under but came back up..it had a 9 pound blue on it.. As I was putting the jug back in the water another noodle stood up and started up stream..catching up with it we caught a 5 pound blue.. Things then seemed to slow down..it was about 7:45 in the morning..I was tired and we were only out a couple hours!.. After about 20 minutes in the middle of the current we had another noodle stand up..go under..come back up then under again hard. This time it never did come back up! Two in one day! I have never lost a jug like that and this day I lost two! We caught two more small cats and brought in the jugs and started going up and down the river looking for the two missing jugs but never found them. The next day we were back out on the river hoping we would have another day like the day before.. We put in at the same place and floated the same waters and nothing! Over two hours of floating and we had one small cat in the basket.. As I was checking the bank line for the two missing jugs a noodle came into my vision and stood straight up and went under! I yelled at my son who was driving the boat to head for the jug but it was still under so I pointed to the area..as we were almost to the area the jug came up and started the "Jaws" routine going up stream..I grabbed the little dip net and was leaning over the front of the boat as we caught up with the jug.. He was pulling but not very hard then all of a sudden he broke water and I knew I grabbed the wrong dip net..all I could say to my son was big fish, big fish.. I got the dip net in front of him and pulled it over his body with half still hanging out of the net as I brought him in..he was tipping the scales between 20 and 22 pounds... This happen to be the last fish we caught that day.. All the fish we caught were on hot dogs! I cut them up in 1" pieces and fished them from 3' to 8' deep with circle hooks. This was one of my best weekends on the Missouri River that I can remember..but when you hear someone say they fish with hot dogs..you might want to give them a try.. I have changed a couple things since I lost the two jugs..I have put corks (floats) with 20' of 40 pound line on them so if one of the jugs goes under the cork will pop out and you can find them.. The cork thing worked fine with the 22 pounder though he did come back up to the top with the jug. I also bought three more noodles and I plan to make several "long" noodles at least 2' to 30" long and see if they hold them under water!