Jug fishing is a method of fishing that uses a large plastic jug as a float and as a means of containing the bait. It’s an inexpensive way to Target larger fish, such as catfish and carp, in rivers and lakes. The use of jugs allows fishermen to cover a wide area and to keep their bait off the bottom.
To prepare a jug for fishing, fishermen will tie an appropriate length of line to the handle at the top of the jug. They will then attach a weight or weights to the line below the jug in order to keep it from floating away with any current or wind.
A hook or hooks are then tied onto the end of the line. The type of line used for jug fishing depends on what type of fish you are Targeting and how deep the water is.
Monofilament Line is usually used for shallow water fishing in rivers and streams, where you can expect smaller fish such as bass and panfish. Monofilament has good stretch which helps absorb shock when fighting fish, and also provides some cushioning while working lures or baits through cover.
Braided Line is better suited for deeper water applications where larger fish such as catfish may be present. Braided line offers little stretch compared to monofilament so it’s easier to feel bites, but it doesn’t have any cushioning for working lures or baits through cover.
Fluorocarbon Line is often used by jug fishermen Targeting species like carp that feed on bottom-dwelling baitfish such as shad or minnows. Fluorocarbon is basically invisible underwater so it won’t spook wary fish, but it does have some stretch which helps cushion hard runs from large carp.
No matter what type of line you use for jug fishing, make sure that it’s strong enough to handle hard-fighting fish without breaking. Test your knots regularly before casting out your jugs to ensure they are secure and won’t slip undone while you’re away from your rods!
In conclusion, when deciding what kind of line to use for jug fishing, consider what type of fish you are Targeting and how deep the water is. Monofilament is best suited for shallow water applications where smaller fish are present; braided line works well in deeper water; and fluorocarbon can be used when Targeting species like carp that feed on bottom-dwelling baitfish such as shad or minnows. No matter what type of line you use, make sure that it’s strong enough to handle hard-fighting fish without breaking!