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Herchel
08-20-2009, 04:33 AM
http://www.ajc.com/sports/georgia-man-lands-huge-119623.html

Fatboy
08-20-2009, 08:52 AM
What's a jug line?

Herchel
08-20-2009, 08:57 AM
It's kind of like a trot line, but the leader is suspended from a milk jug.

Fatboy
08-20-2009, 09:12 AM
It's kind of like a trot line, but the leader is suspended from a milk jug.


And tied off to a stump or weighted to the bottom or something? I'm guessing that a trot line is not considered "sport" either?

That's a nice fish.

Herchel
08-20-2009, 09:18 AM
And tied off to a stump or weighted to the bottom or something? I'm guessing that a trot line is not considered "sport" either?

That's a nice fish.

It's usually tied off to a tree trunk. A trot line has muliple leaders tied directly to the main line, which is supported at each end.

Bubba
08-20-2009, 10:23 AM
we do noodles around here...


trot lines are efficient too.


http://www.ajc.com/multimedia/dynamic/00237/monstercatfish_237215l.jpg

nice catch, terrible eat!

Doyle Hargraves
08-20-2009, 10:50 AM
I tried cooking some of them big ole catfish (obviously, nothing close to that) before. Those big ole nasty bastards stunk up the whole house. Ended up throwing every bit of it out to the dog. It's been my experience, when they get past a certain size, they start getting "fishy". If that makes any sense?

Biggest thing I've ever got was a 45+ pound gar while bowfishing on the front side of lock and dam 13 (AR River). I had to throw my bow down and just start pulling it in close enough so my buddy could shoot it too, b/c it took the both of us to get it out of the water and over a fence. We'd bowfish for the fun of it. Occationally we'd get a catfish. Most of the time it was just gar though. We'd throw 'em off two the side for all the starving stray cats/dogs to eat. LOL

Can't imagine trying to wrastle a 100+ pound catfish outta the water and into a boat. :jaw:

Herchel
08-20-2009, 10:59 AM
we do noodles around here...


trot lines are efficient too.


http://www.ajc.com/multimedia/dynamic/00237/monstercatfish_237215l.jpg

nice catch, terrible eat!

Stick your fist in that bad boy's mouth and you might lose it.

Doyle Hargraves
08-20-2009, 11:05 AM
Stick your fist in that bad boy's mouth and you might lose it.

That thing could clamp down and drown ya... Seriously!

Folks gotta be crazy to go dredging around in muddy water sticking their arms/feet in holes underwater not knowing what's in 'em. That's not for me. :nono:

YR_Tiger
08-20-2009, 11:45 AM
My dad and I caught a 68 lb spoted or flat head as yall callem. That thing was so big...I can n ot amagine what a 100 lber would look like.

Bubba
08-20-2009, 12:02 PM
I tried cooking some of them big ole catfish (obviously, nothing close to that) before. Those big ole nasty bastards stunk up the whole house. Ended up throwing every bit of it out to the dog. It's been my experience, when they get past a certain size, they start getting "fishy". If that makes any sense?

Biggest thing I've ever got was a 45+ pound gar while bowfishing on the front side of lock and dam 13 (AR River). I had to throw my bow down and just start pulling it in close enough so my buddy could shoot it too, b/c it took the both of us to get it out of the water and over a fence. We'd bowfish for the fun of it. Occationally we'd get a catfish. Most of the time it was just gar though. We'd throw 'em off two the side for all the starving stray cats/dogs to eat. LOL

Can't imagine trying to wrastle a 100+ pound catfish outta the water and into a boat. :jaw:

LMAO!!! :rotf::rotf::rotf::rotf:

them big'uns are just for show. Id love to go bowfishin, maybe.

ive snagged plenty of gar, which i think might be illegal, but a fun fight, imo.
just get a good sized treble hook, with some 8lb -10lb test, and throw over the gar, reel in til your close enough and BOOM! snag that sucker and hold on. good times. oh, and dont forget to have a boat paddle ready to remove the gar from the hook, you dont wanna touch those things.

i only eat crappie, which is the best, smaller cats; less than 8lbs, bream; tails too, and some bass, when we keep'em.

not any fish in the world beats a good ol plate of crappie. :fish:

Herchel
08-20-2009, 01:07 PM
LMAO!!! :rotf::rotf::rotf::rotf:

them big'uns are just for show. Id love to go bowfishin, maybe.

ive snagged plenty of gar, which i think might be illegal, but a fun fight, imo.
just get a good sized treble hook, with some 8lb -10lb test, and throw over the gar, reel in til your close enough and BOOM! snag that sucker and hold on. good times. oh, and dont forget to have a boat paddle ready to remove the gar from the hook, you dont wanna touch those things.

i only eat crappie, which is the best, smaller cats; less than 8lbs, bream; tails too, and some bass, when we keep'em.

not any fish in the world beats a good ol plate of crappie. :fish:

You mean like these:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c361/davi9095/DadFish.jpg

Bubba
08-20-2009, 01:09 PM
You mean like these:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c361/davi9095/DadFish.jpg

rep for you. :clap:


thats some good eatin slabs right there!:cheers:

Doyle Hargraves
08-20-2009, 01:23 PM
You mean like these:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c361/davi9095/DadFish.jpg

(in my best Justin Wilson voice)

Whooo Boy! Now dat's some good eatin' right dur now, umm hmmm! :D

YR_Tiger
08-20-2009, 02:24 PM
You mean like these:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c361/davi9095/DadFish.jpg

Yeah boy...like Bubba said fry'em and eat the tails and all.
I do think salt water Specs and bass are nearly as good.

Herchel
08-20-2009, 02:34 PM
I filet the slabs, and save the backbone. I've a fish cooker my Dad had made for me. It's rectangular, about 8" deep, holds 5 gallons of peanut oil, snd has a drain valve.

I heat the oil to 350 deg. and have at it. The filets take about 8 minutes, and the backbones about 4. Cheese grits, cole slaw, and hushpuppies!
I'm getting hungry and I've got some in the freezer.