Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HOW-TO Make Catfish Jugs

For an upcoming trip to some fishy waters while  waterfowl hunting we rigged up some catfish jugs which are very simple to make. I thought it would make a great post to share on the blog. They are a fun project to make and work really well.

  1. Take an old crab pot buoy or anything else that is buoyant. I use old washed up crabpot buoys because they last forever, can't sink and easy to spot. 
  2. Paint them a Really bright color that contrasts with water and shoreline.
  3. Tie 20 to 40 ft of heavy monofilament fishing line to it and attach a threeway swivel to the end.
  4. Put a 5 ounce weight on about 24 inches of heavy mono on one of the 2 connections of the swivel. Put a big hook on the other empty loop on the swivel.
  5. Make sure to write your name and address on the jugs or attach a tag so that you are legal.
I Always have a pretty good supply of old crabpot buoys perfect for making these. If you would like purchase any, feel free to message me or check out my Etsy store at