Make a fishing limb line or jug line float from a foam noodle, a couple of washers and some PVC pipe.

It's spring time, the ice is finally gone from the lakes and ponds and it's time for some fishing.  When I was a kid, my grandfather and I used to set trot lines and limb lines along the banks of local rivers and lakes in the pursuit of big catfish.  The floats for these lines were normally old plastic milk jugs or bleach bottles.  This is an updated version of that tried and true fishing tackle.

Step 1: Gather Your Material & Tools

You'll need the following:

Material                                                               Tools

1 Foam Pool Noodle                                        Hacksaw
10' Stick of 1/2" PVC Pipe                                Hammer
2 PVC Caps                                                        Punch
PVC Glue & Primer                                           Sharp Knife
2 Galvanized Washers- 7/8"                           Tape Measure
2 #8 Swivel Snaps                                            Electric Drill
1 #8/0 Fish Hook                                              1/4" Drill Bit
90 Lb Test Nylon Fishing Line                       Marker or Pen/Pencil

You've made a great float there. <br> <br>I've created a similar float but we wanted ours to be more visible in the water. Ours sit vertically in the water (about a foot shows above water) and we have a small solar yard light on the top to make it easy to see at night. <br> <br>Next build we do I'll need to make up an instructable for it.
I have always wanted to try drift fishing. Next year I am taking my kayak out and letting 5 or 6 of these out.
Some pretty tidy work - I like the washers with the holes for attaching the swivel snaps. <br>I do have some well-intended critique points, if I may?<br><br>First, I'm a little confused - why a noodle jug, on a limbline? <br>- You already have the well selected, limber branch to take up the load of a caught fish. <br>- You will know when you have a fish, as soon as you approach the limb. The limbs are usually dancing!<br>- You can adjust the line to whatever depth you want when you attach it. I use a slip line, which lets me select whatever depth I want. <br>- You signal your set line's position with this one, making it a target for pilferers. I like stealthier lines, ones that can hardly be seen.<br><br>Due to restrictions in my state, I would be in violation if I used this anywhere but the few places where jugs are allowed. And we, too, must use white jugs the first two weeks of the month and yellow the latter two. <br><br>What I feel you've made here is a big bobber, but one that isn't really needed. I know I may sound overly critical - but, hey, I'm sure its fun to watch!
Limb lines are a popular form of catching catfish for scores of anglers who prefer catfishing with setlines.<br><a href="http://www.randralaska.com/">Ketchikan Fishing Trips</a>|<a href="http://www.randralaska.com/fishing.htm">Ketchikan Fishing Charters</a><br><br>
one thing you may not be aware of, is that some states(like Texas) require that the jug be white in color...meaning the entire thing MUST BE white. <br><br>I live in Maryland &amp; as far as I know, there is no color requirement, but you do have to have your name, address &amp; phone number on the jug in black bold permanant marker.<br><br>there is a guy in Texas that sells these same things for(I think) $10 each....and here you are telling everyone how to make them for free! LOL<br><br>TY for sharing Sir. was a good read &amp; very educational. :)
Thank you for the complement. I have seen many different colored noodles but I don't recall ever seeing a white one. I suppose you could spray paint them if required. I live in Missouri where there is no color restriction. A lot of guys that fish together use different colors to identify their setups. As in any hunting or fishing trip, you should check the local regulations before you start.

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