Trotlines/jugs

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by JMarrs328, May 16, 2007.

  1. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    York/Harrisburg, PA
    Are either of these techniques legal in PA?
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Little Rock, AR
    Go to the PA F&G/DNR web page and check the regs.
    If you have trouble finding it, go to Google advanced search page and type in Pennsylvania in the top block and Fishing Regulations in the second block.
     

  3. hglumac

    hglumac New Member

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    SW PA
    I couldnt find a real direct answer, but I think they are not legal in PA
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Little Rock, AR
    Seems very clear to me:

    "All rods, lines, and hooks shall be under the immediate control of the person using them."

    If you set your rod down and walk away from it, they can ticket you. The only way you could legally jugfish would be to hold the jug in your hand, and that ain't jugfishing.
     
  5. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    We had this discussion early this year about jugs in pa. I wrote the fish commission cause I wanted it in writing. they said if we run a hand line to us from the jug then itd be legal but then it'd be just like a big bobber. We cant do it the way jugs are meant to be used. it bites.
     
  6. fscii

    fscii New Member

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    MD
    PA is a little nutty on the regs. I used to know an oldtimer who'd trot or jug his own farm pond to harvest up a pile of cats before the ice came but that's private property and probably 20 years ago.