Trotline diagram. Including how to make trotlines the right fishing hook for your needs and a delicious catfish recipe. In a survival situation its important to do everything you can to increase your chances of catching food. I have known commercial fishermen who ran hundreds of hooks at a time but 25 is quite enough for me. Next you want to decide on what type of catfish you are wanting to catch.
When i set trotlines i am usually targeting flathead catfish and blue catfish. Websters dictionary defines a setline as being a long heavy fishing line to which several hooks are attached in series a trotline is defined as a comparatively short setline used near shore or along streams. Trotlines are one of the more popular ways to catfish. A trot line is a long cord with a lot of fish hooks dangling from it.
How to set up a trot line toddrodrigue. A snood is a short length of line which is attached to the main line using a clip or swivel with the hook at the other end. Trotline fishing lesson trotline fishing explained. A common setup is to secure at least one end of the trotline to a stump bank or even a sturdy tree branch that sits right at the waters edge.
In this area you can run 25 hooks on a non commercial license. Checking trot lines with the moron brothers duration. A trotline is a variation of a setline. Trotlines along with limblines.
Without diagrams it will be difficult to show you exactly how to make the line but i suggest you do a google search to see diagrams. The trotline anchor and lead line kit includes 2 20 sections of 38 black poly line with brass snaps on both ends and 2 20 sections of 38 black poly line with 18 of galvanized chain on one end and a brass snap on the other.