Being aware and following local/state laws and regulations before you hit the water is important. CatDaddy says that in the state of Kansas a valid fishing license permits an individual to have 2 poles, however a 3rd pole permit can be purchased separately if an angler so chooses. In addition, you can legally have either 8 limb lines, 8 log lines or 1 trotline with 25 hooks – a person can choose one of the three. Explaining further, CatDaddy says if a person wanted to run a trotline, they could do so as long as they tagged it appropriately with their contact info and license number. In addition to that trotline, they could also have 2 poles with a regular permit or 3 with the additional 3 pole permit. If a person wanted to run log lines and limb lines instead of just one or the other, they could split them and do 4 of each or in whatever configuration they wanted, just as long as they didn’t go over 8 total. That person could then have either 2 or 3 poles depending on their license as well. There are plenty of opportunities to maximize the fishing action, you just have to know your fishing laws and regulations well and follow them.
CatDaddy says that the great part about log lines and limb lines is that you aren’t confined to one specific spot like you are a trotline. With a trotline, he says, you are stuck with an “a to b” kind of situation where your line is run in just one long stretch with 25 hooks in between. It can be incredibly effective, you just have to know where to place it. Conversely, log lines and limb lines offer a lot of versatility because you can hang them high, just about anywhere. Put 4 up a one mile stretch of river and 4 down another mile stretch of river – you are able to cover more water that way. CatDaddy doesn’t take any chance when it comes to gear, he sends out the heavy hitters so that he is prepared for a real Hoss to hit the line. He says for log lines and limb lines he uses a heavy duty 7-strand parachute cord, a 1500-lb swivel and big 14 to 16 Circle Sea hooks from Eagle Claw with a Sea Guard finish.
Listen in as CatDaddy talks log lines, limb lines and trotlines thru the dog days of summer.
Be sure to check CatDaddy out online at CatDaddy’s Catfishing Adventures or hit him up on Facebook. You can pick his brain for catfishing tips and book a trip with the “Kansas Catman”, himself. Offering a variety of different trips, CatDaddy says he caters to his clients and will take them out for some bean hole fishing action, let them experience log lines, limb lines and trotlines, go to different bodies of water – you can really customize your catfishing experience with him.
Get your license and get out there,