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Number of posts : 2
Age : 84
Location : Lufkin, Texas
Hobbies : fishing, history, creating displays using interesting stuff
Registration date : 2007-07-04

PostSubject: Hello All   Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:11 pm

cheers Hi:
I just found this forum. After over 40 years of not drowning worms, at age 72 I have started again. I bought a nice little 18' Alumicraft center console boat with a 40hp Yamaha. My son-in-law, Scott, and I go out several times a week. It's amazing how much I've forgotten. However it is coming back. I prefer catfishing, jug fishing and trotline fishing, where Scott prefers bass, jug, and trotline fishing. We've had marginal luck.

One tip I came up with has been most helpful running jugs after dark. I bought a box of 8" glow braclets. They are glowsticks that are about 1/4" in dia by 8" long and are straight. To make bracelets out of them you use the connectors that come with them, but I just throw the connectors away. I will take one, activate it, and affix it to my my noodle jugs with two rubber bands. It works great.

I fish Lake Sam Rayburn (East Texas) most of the time because it is only 15 minutes from our home. My mainline is 20' long and at the bottom I tie a 2# cannonball weight that I cast myself. 5' up from the weight I have my hook, which is affixed to a large barrel swivel. I place them on the edge of creekbeds in the flat area. First I drop the weight until it hits bottom, then I let out 4-5' more line and tie the excess line to the top part of the noodle's pipe with a nylon cable tie. It works great.

Our catches haven't been anything to brag about yet. Most of the catfish we catch are 1-5 pounds. Other than a couple of small (4-5 foot) gar, cat are all we have caught on either our jugs or our trotlines.

In Texas we have to have a tag on our jugs and trotline floats. I've found the easiest way to do this is to use my Dymo Labelwriter to put the information on a regular 1" x 4" mailing label and wrap it around the noodle's pipe. To make it last longer, I cover it with clear packing tape. I have ordered some waterproof inkjet vinyl label material that I will start using when it comes in.

I'm too new at this to offer a lot of tips, but perhaps some will find the above intereting. Cy Stapleton, Lufkin, Texas
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Number of posts : 258
Age : 52
Location : NW Arkansas
Hobbies : Fishin, Piddlin on the farm
Registration date : 2007-03-05

PostSubject: Welcome aboard Mr.Stapleton   Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:38 pm

Cy, its a pleasure to have an older gent on here. I have a question though, on your wieght and jug set up, are you only allowed to have one hook? sounds like a straight up and down trot line to me. We use those chemical sticks on alot of things when it comes to night fishin. handy for sure.... Well, Welcome to Catfish Corner...... Mac beerchug
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Number of posts : 319
Age : 47
Location : Mississippi
Hobbies : Catfishing
Registration date : 2007-03-01

PostSubject: Re: Hello All   Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:34 pm

Welcome to CATFISHCORNER !! Cy!! Thanks for the juggin tip and keep them coming and if you have any questions please feel free to ask them,, This is a small forum but we have some very knowledgable catfisherman on here and we are all ways lookin for new tips on catfishin and enjoy meetin other catfisherman!

Thanks and enjoy!
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Number of posts : 51
Age : 49
Location : Mississippi
Hobbies : catfishing and crappie fishing
Registration date : 2007-05-02

PostSubject: Re: Hello All   Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:20 pm

welcome to catfish corner! i glanced at your site and it is very interesting and i will check it out more as i get the time
jump on in and dont be a stranger!
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Number of posts : 90
Location : bundaberg queensland australia
Hobbies : fishin,fishing and shooting and camping
Registration date : 2007-07-18

PostSubject: Re: Hello All   Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:20 am

first of all welcome to the site mate.
i must have missed the link.
yes it a great lead in of speech u had mate .
and your site is good my freind.
look forward to hearing more
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