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Redneckfrank
02-19-2010, 02:29 PM
Any one ever try Jugs for crappie??? I have some I made out of Pool noodles that you can get a wally world for bout a buck at the end of pool season. I was juggin for catfish one weekend and I put a minnow on and it got hit quick by a nice crappie. So we went into a slew, adjusted our jug lines to bout a foot foot and a half and started dropping them with a live minnow on them along the brush lines. we couldn't get them set out and retrieved fast enough. Next time we were river fishing and dropped them along the banks and let them float down stream through some stumps (slow current), once again it turned into a job trying to retreive them fast enough and get them back out. The kids where having a blast.
Keep in mind dont do this where jugging is elegal!!!

AtticaFish
02-19-2010, 02:48 PM
Never done it before, but if they're hitting that good..... I'd pick up a pole, tie on a jig and say the heck with the noodles!!!!! :D

skiptomylu
02-19-2010, 03:23 PM
Not legal in Texas to catch crappie on jugs or trot lines, or at least not legal to keep them. Feel sure a lot of other states have the same rules, but maybe not yours?
Skip

brazman
02-19-2010, 05:59 PM
He's in NE Texas. Yeah, it's illegal to keep those fish caught on jug or trotline, only catfish and nongamefish.

Dave Willis
02-19-2010, 05:59 PM
In South Carolina it's illegal to use live bait of any kind on jugs or be in possession(sp?)of any game fish while jug fishing.

Redneckfrank
02-19-2010, 06:07 PM
The kids have a blast chasing the jugs as their bouncing around.

rnvinc
02-19-2010, 06:09 PM
Do the crappie seem to swallow the hook often in fishin with jugs...??

Redneckfrank
02-19-2010, 06:12 PM
usually the only thing that seems to swallow the hook bad is them white/sand bass.

rnvinc
02-19-2010, 06:14 PM
usually the only thing that seems to swallow the hook bad is them white/sand bass.

I can imagin that to be the case...:):)

JBledsoe
02-19-2010, 06:58 PM
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Jugs, trotlines, limb lines, spider rigs, it's all illegal in Idaho. That's the bad news. The good news, There is no limit on crappie. And the Bite is on!!

LOVINFISHING
02-19-2010, 09:23 PM
i have never jugged for crappie but i have read about it
i have heard it is done in tennessee with good results
i just like to feel the thump on rod and reel but i do not mind
to toss a few jugs for ol mister wiskers while out dunkin a
jig or drowning a minnow for the crappies

GCD
02-20-2010, 06:29 AM
Like most states, it is illegal to take gamefish in Alabama with any other means than rod and reel or pole.

We can use live bream for bait here, but you can't have more than your creel limit of them.

Any gamefish caught on a trotline, jug, limb, or set line must be released immediately!

gabulldog
02-20-2010, 07:04 AM
yea thats something mr green jeans will have you butt for here in ga and allmost in every state

fugeman
02-20-2010, 08:42 AM
I do the same thing here in Alabama. I can cover more area with noodles and it's like you said the kids love it.

plumcrappie
02-20-2010, 09:04 AM
can't do in in TN either, I have caught a few on jugs, but you have to let them go.

Locator79
02-20-2010, 09:54 AM
Most of the joy that I get out of crappie fishing comes from the hunt, and feel of the fish on the other end of my line. I love the taste of crappie, and fry them up quite often (just sat some out to thaw). To each his own, but I don't understand the point of jugging for them on purpose.

gabulldog
02-20-2010, 10:00 AM
what realy gets me is how poeple post on here stuff they do thats not legal to do in there state its like sayin hey please put me in jail and on top of that makes the rest of us look bad

GCD
02-20-2010, 10:12 AM
what realy gets me is how poeple post on here stuff they do thats not legal to do in there state its like sayin hey please put me in jail and on top of that makes the rest of us look bad

Yup!... but the ones that like to talk about their doing of misdeeds are usually the ones that get caught the quickest.

Sawman53
02-20-2010, 03:17 PM
Can't see much sport in jugging for any game fish.

PBUG2009
02-20-2010, 04:23 PM
if you tied a line to the jugs and kept 1 end in the boat is it considered fishing???

NIMROD
02-20-2010, 04:52 PM
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/fish/legal_devices/

J.E.Clayton
02-22-2010, 08:00 AM
Can't see much sport in jugging for any game fish.

AMEN to that.

littleG
02-22-2010, 08:07 AM
It's had to jug for crappie because of there paper like mouth . You will lose him when the line get's slack .

crappiewisdom
02-22-2010, 12:00 PM
Just my opinion, but in my mind there is a difference between fishing and catching. But as along as it's legal, I guess it's OK.

Dogrockit
02-23-2010, 12:09 PM
Ive seen those"Crappie Jugs" in a issue of Crappie World mag;Jim Duckworth uses them while guiding trips with kids..........To the guy in NE Texas: Thats illegal!