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Went and threw out a few jugs Saturday evening. This is my catch Sunday morning. Hope to have a little better catch next weekend.
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cats
STP, did you catch any cats? You fishing the Amite system?
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Catfish
No I didn't get any Catfish or trash fish. I thought about the Amite River but I ended up running the Tickfaw River area. Both are good spots.
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Nice
That's some nice fish STP ... The big one must be 70 huh ? Where did you get your reflector tape ? I've never used it but have been trying to get everything together for the weekend .
It sure does make them a lot more visible .
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Gar
Nice My dad&brother Saturday caught 6-7 runnin my dad legal gill net yea he has lic. Lost 2 Big ones wish i had some pixs to post i seen t the Proof heads&hide&Ice chest ice Down Full gar Slabs
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Refection tape
Choupic, that is just a Glo-Bright Orange paint that I put on with a brush. Entering this Gar Rodeo is gonna be a first for me. I was wondering how many people to expect, and do I have to worrie about people takeing or tampering with my jugs?
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Rodeo
Its two rodeos at once , Blind river and black lake . We normally enter both and there's no limit on jugs also this year . It's been 50 jugs per boat so ... Not sure how that's going to work out .

It's usually pretty crowded at the weigh ins and fishing the jugs . Last year we fished middle bayou off north pass , and other people were fishing that area too . I've never fished around here close like Amite or tickfaw during the rodeo and could only imagine how many jugs are in blind river that night especially with no jug limit .

We stay with the jugs all night because I'm sure someone will mistakenly take your garfish off for you . We'll bring a thermacell and take a nap in the boat before sun up . Not everyone does that I'm sure but nobody has run our lines yet either .

If I were you I would go to the weigh in early too . The sun can be brutal waiting in line to weigh your fish . Last year we didn't even weigh in , we waited in line and realized we didn't have the weight by looking in the other boats . So me and my son left the boat , went home ,showered and went to bed .
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Gar Rodeo
Thanks for the info but you didnt tell me what I wanted to here, lol. I was planing on Middle Bayou myself, because i was thinking not many people would be there. I guess will come up with another plan!
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Rodeo
There are other people fishing middle bayou and north pass but it's way less than around here . We are going to try a different area this year .

Bring lots of gas too . I had to get my wife to meet me in manchac last year to bring gas about 11 o'clock at night . Lol

It's fun though man , I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you fished . Good luck to y'all !
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Stobs
What are the sticks or stobs for? Are they attached to the jugs to keep them from floating off?
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Stobs
Ive never used Stobs ... Some people use jugs and a piece of cane , some just use the cane . When you catch a fish the cane will stick straight up , and it makes it easier to grab hold to . Some say that a big gar will feel the big jug and leave it alone , so they go with a smaller cane so the bigger wiser gar won't feel it and take the bait ..
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Gar Rodeo
There is a limit on the jugs, and that is 25 per person, 2 people per boat which comes up to 50 jugs per boat. We're going to fish it for the first time and went to Black Lake to get a copy of the rules, sharks and gators do not qualify for the trash fish either.
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ERT
Yes you are correct . That is the black lake rules , I was referring to the blind river rules .
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BRB RULEZZZZZZ
Man do know how many People&Boats are gona be Out there??? Thats dangerous enuff If i had the riggin I'd be out there too!!!!! Choupic let me know how ya do
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Stobs
I like to use pieces of bambo cane 2 or 3ft in lenth tied close to my jugs. In my opinion the the pieces of cane do a couple of things, help as a drag. If there is a breeze of wind the the cane will slow it down from being pushed to bank, and you can always use it as a grab handle. Thats just how I was always fixed mine, Good luck to all!
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