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Weiss Lake Whoppers

Big blue catfish caught in Weiss Lake.  This whopper is my best yet.
Big blue catfish caught in Weiss Lake. This whopper is my best yet.
Colorful flathead catfish caught on a jug.  There were browns, grays, and greens on it's spotted skin.
Colorful flathead catfish caught on a jug. There were browns, grays, and greens on it's spotted skin.
Night fishing for big cats in beautiful Alabama.  My cousin is excited about her first big catfish.
Night fishing for big cats in beautiful Alabama. My cousin is excited about her first big catfish.
Three twenty pound catfish in one night.  These are typical results when using my methods.
Three twenty pound catfish in one night. These are typical results when using my methods.
Huge catfish caught on a jug fishing line on a hot summer day.  Cats will bite during the day!
Huge catfish caught on a jug fishing line on a hot summer day. Cats will bite during the day!
My best gal holding a nice catfish.
My best gal holding a nice catfish.
Who is that cool redneck holding that big catfish???  It's me, it's me.
Who is that cool redneck holding that big catfish??? It's me, it's me.
Sixteen pound catfish caught with my big buddy and his dad.
Sixteen pound catfish caught with my big buddy and his dad.
My oldest boy pulled up this twenty pound catfish when he was only five years old.  He is a true jug fisher already.
My oldest boy pulled up this twenty pound catfish when he was only five years old. He is a true jug fisher already.
Great weekend at the lake resulted in a nice stringer full of catfish.
Great weekend at the lake resulted in a nice stringer full of catfish.
Giant blue catfish was caught at lunchtime on a scalding hot summer day.
Giant blue catfish was caught at lunchtime on a scalding hot summer day.
Two smaller catfish caught at West Point Lake in Georgia.
Two smaller catfish caught at West Point Lake in Georgia.
Nice big Alabama catfish.
Nice big Alabama catfish.
I keep the smaller catfish for their meat, and release the larger catfish back into the lake.
I keep the smaller catfish for their meat, and release the larger catfish back into the lake.
My youngest boy is amazed by a big catfish.
My youngest boy is amazed by a big catfish.
Ever seen a catfish smile for the camera?
Ever seen a catfish smile for the camera?
I release all big catfish back into the lake.
I release all big catfish back into the lake.

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Catfish Caught on Jugs

Jug fishing is a hobby of mine that I enjoy as often as possible. I get to spend time on the lake and stock up the freezer with fresh catfish, all at the same time. The basic idea is to attach a line and hook to a milk jug, add bait and drop in the water. I like to run a lot of jugs at one time because it keeps me busy catching more bait and tending the jugs. If you love fishing, you should give jug fishing a try. Take a look at the drawings below for an idea on how to set up your jug fishing rigs.

Jug Fishing Setup

Free floating jug fishing rig.
Free floating jug fishing rig.
Stationary jug fishing rig.
Stationary jug fishing rig.
Catfish jugs on the water.
Catfish jugs on the water.

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sheilamyers 2 years ago

I'd heard of jug fishing, but this is the first time I've seen the diagrams showing how it's done. Very interesting.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

So informative and catfish is not my best of fish. Great photos and so interestingly put together.


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mgeorge1050 2 years ago from West Georgia Author

Thanks for taking the time to look and for the nice comments Sheila. I think there are probably tons of ways to accomplish the end result of a working jug fishing rig. I have seen much fancier setups, I just prefer this cheaper route. I use milk jugs, soda bottles, just about anything that floats as the buoy. The good old W Mart has the string and the hooks, each about $7 or somewhere in that range. It is a fun way to get a lot of hooks in the water.


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mgeorge1050 2 years ago from West Georgia Author

Thanks for your wonderful comments DDE. I think catfish is probably one of my favorite fish, but that may be because I have so much fun catching them.

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