Anchored pitcher fishing is when you have a light current and don`t want your pitcher to float, so tie it to a branch or tree trunk that sticks out of the water. This way, it can still swim, but if a fish bites on the hook, you won`t find your jug a mile away or even further. Although it`s called pitcher fishing, many people have used the technology to make different types of homemade jugs. The most popular platform now is a PVC pipe with a cap at both ends around which a pool noodle is wrapped. As a result, the PVC pipe sticks straight up and down, and they are easier to spot with the bright colors of pool noodles. You can use anything you want to make the jug as long as it`s airtight and not pulled underwater extremely easily so you can find it back. Fishermen may not have more than eight swim lines. All floating lines must be under the direct supervision of the fisher and removed from the water after the end of fishing. The entire float material can only be made of plastic, wood or foam and must be a closed-cell construction.

A “closed cell” construction is a solid body that cannot absorb water. (1) “hook” means single-line fishing gear with not more than three hooks that: There are many different types of fishing, but the one that has grown significantly in the southern region of the United States is pitcher fishing. While you may have never heard of it, it`s really popular, and a lot of people do. Swimming or pitcher fishing is the use of an active fishing device consisting of a line with no more than 1 hook (with one or more spines) attached to a float. Floats are often made from empty jugs, bottles, pool noodles, or other floating materials, but cannot be made from glass. Up to five floats can be used, but only one hook can be attached to each floating line. Each float must be marked with the user`s name and address or the user`s DNR customer identification number. All lines must be in constant eye contact with the person using them. Swimming is not allowed on lakes and reservoirs for reasons of public safety.

As you can see, all the states listed are located in the southern region of the United States, as there are plenty of swamps and slow-flowing waters where you can find extremely large catfish. There are also plenty of trees that have fallen into the water, making it a great place to tie up your pitcher so it doesn`t float. (b) Unless otherwise prohibited by this rule, trableins, hooks and hooks may be placed in the inland waters of North Carolina, provided that live bait is not used. Trot lines, jug hooks and hooks cannot be placed in any of the waters of Sandhills Game Land. Trableinen, hooks and hooks must not be placed in designated public waters of mountain trout, with the exception of waters of electricity reservoirs and municipal water supply tanks that are open to the public for fishing. In Waccamaw Lake, trotting lines, pitcher hooks or hooks can only be set from October 1 to April 30. I`ve heard that chicken liver that has been exposed to the sun works very well, and I`ve personally used hot dogs with great success. There is no secret bait for pitcher fishing, only what you would normally use for catfish. Check your state and local fishing regulations before use.

(2) All jugs in a body of water must be under the direct supervision of the fisherman. Instant monitoring is defined as the fisherman who is on the water on which the jars are placed and who is easily accessible to law enforcement officers to identify the jugs. In Alabama, the pitcher doesn`t need to label his jug chains with a name or fishing license number. While you can fish in lakes and reservoirs, streams and rivers provide a good current that, along with the wind, moves the pitcher lines, attracting fish and allowing for a more successful fishing trip. Catfish are attracted to moving bait. Anglers should always take all their gear out of the water after they finish fishing. and any fish taken at least once every 24 hours; 3) removed from water, shore or tree when fishing stops.