Trot line vs. rod & reel

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by catpound, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. catpound

    catpound New Member

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    Illinois
    Is there a record book for catching a catfish on a trotline or bank pole? I was just curious because I enjoy doing it. I know some people here are anti trotline and bank pole fishermen but to me its as much work and fun as rod and reel.
     
  2. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    State:
    Commerce, Oklahoma
    I think they do keep separate record books for trotlines, limb lines and rods.
     

  3. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    State:
    Guthrie, Oklaho
    I believe the International Fish and Game folks keep records by line class (4lb, 6lb, 8lb, etc) and unrestricted. If caught on rod and reel the record is by line class... if trotline, jug line, bank line, or noodling it is in the unrestricted class. The State of Oklahoma only recognizes the largest caught on rod and reel irregardless of the stated line strength, and unrestricted.
     
  4. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Floyd county,KY
    Kentucky use to recognize a snagged fish as a record(100lb Blue cat). Im not sure about trotline and limbline fish.
     
  5. cook

    cook New Member

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    State:
    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    Mo. also has R&R and Other(bank,trot,etc..)