It's a line with several hooks attached to it at intervals (mine are every 6'). At each end there is a wieght (I use brick) and another line attached to a bouy (NC regs require it to be marked as such at each end, along with having your name and address attached to your trotline).What is a trotline? How do you use it
Thanks for the info. Sounds like it may still be a little early. I like to fish the submerged trees at the upper end of the lake. It's pretty tricky setting out a line and also gets pretty hard to look at night but sometimes the rewards are worth it. Jordan is a lake that you definately need to be careful on especially at night.I pulled in 7 Channel cats and a Bullhead on 25 hooks Saturday after about a 4 hour soak, and nada on another 25 hook line. About 3 weeks ago we pulled 8 on 25 hooks that soaked for about the same amount of time. Where abouts on Jordan are you fishing?
Right now my success (limited as it may be) has come from setting them in deep water. Find a channel or submerged pond that runs through or is in the middle of a flat and set your line(s) right through the middle of it.
Thanks for the answer. I live in Hickory NC and like to catfish in the central part of the state. In the Raleigh area. I usually do pretty well a little later but you know how it is, I've got the itch to fish!Well Rocky not sure where your at or where your fishin but here in Arkansas I have already started. The weather has been less than cooperative tho. I put one line out this past wkend and only caught one channel that weighed in at about 2 lbs. Two years ago about this time I had several lines out already and caught several fish including some over ten lbs. I don't think it is too soon to put lines out but it does depend on the weather and how it is affecting barametric presure, water temp, and wind direction, and how all this is affecting the baitfish or common bait of your area. I like my water temp to be at or close to 65 degrees and I like my pressure to be falling and be below 30 and I don't like to have much wind at all, and especially no wind out of the east.