Report: Lake Sinclair Jugging trip 9/13

Discussion in 'GEORGIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Bruski, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Bruski

    Bruski New Member

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    We had another great night on Sinclair with the jugs Fri night. Another personal best for us - 56 cats on 60 jugs. Used cut gizzard shad and cut mullet. Biggest was 8 lbs.
     

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  2. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Congrats, that had to have been fun!
     

  3. jtrew

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    Sounds like a great trip! AND some good eating.
     
  4. Bruski

    Bruski New Member

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    Oh yeah, always fun - hard work too but, at least it's rewarding. As a matter of fact, we reaped the rewards last night - fed my family and two others with just my share of the catch!
    I think the cut mullet did better than the shad. It could have been the location of the jugs too - I may try to confirm that theory on the next trip.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Congrats on the great haul,Bruce.
     
  6. LureheadEd

    LureheadEd New Member

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    Fine mess of fish there, Bruski...How deep are you settin' your jugs ?
     
  7. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Sure are good eating there.
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the report Bruce. WTG. That is a high percentage of hook rate.
     
  9. lance

    lance New Member

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    Got some good eaters congrats !
     
  10. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Sounds like a great evening at the office, got you sone nice eaters
     
  11. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats,sounds like a freezer full
     
  12. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    wow 56 to 60 hooks. thats a mess. bout to run some myself. just a doz or so while i fish. i didnt get to do much fishing this season cause the boat is down. and what fishing i did didnt produce much. got a million bluegills in the freezor though.:embarassed:
     
  13. jtrew

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    I've done a lot of jugging over the past 25 years, but I've never been able to get much more than about 1 cat for every 2 jugs.
     
  14. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I would love to try that someday.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Bruski

    Bruski New Member

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    Well, I guess the hook ratio is skewed because we're fishing the jugs almost all night now. I got tired of picking up jugs the next morning with mostly empty hooks. We stay busy rebaiting empty hooks, picking up fishing and rebaiting those hooks, chasing gar, picking up jugs with no hook or line - probably from gar, trying to catch bait. Last year, we would fish the jugs a few hours and then leave them till daylight. We would usually bring home 15 to 20 good eaters on 50 jugs.
    Last week, we had a really good bite early - 10:30-12:30. Probably had half of our 56 by 12:30.
     
  16. Bruski

    Bruski New Member

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    The 60 jugs are not too terrible to handle and keep with. I use 16-20 oz water and soda bottles with reflective tape. The tape is a new addition recently. It really helps keep up with jugs with the spotlight. We normally have 2 to 4 people fishing, sometimes on a pontoon.
    Thinking about this Sat night too!
     
  17. Bruski

    Bruski New Member

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    Hey Ed,
    My jugs are free floating at only 2 or 3 feet deep. I tried a few last week at about five feet trying to get down under the gar. They didn't get as many bites but, we did get our big fish off one of them.
     
  18. red1691

    red1691 New Member

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    Great job! keep the reports comin!!!!
     
  19. doodlebug188

    doodlebug188 New Member

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    hey bruski bet yall had fun. how did you do your jugs never done it just wondering thanks.:smile2:
     
  20. Bruski

    Bruski New Member

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    I just keep old water and soda bottles. Used to just keep them painted orange, but this year added reflective tape. I use 2 to 3 feet of braided nylon with a 2/0 trot line hook and 1/4 oz of lead.