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« on: January 13, 2022, 12:52:43 PM »

Got a few questions:

Does anyone on here run Catfish trotlines commercially in Maryland?

Do you use your crabbing trotline buoys and weights for your catfish line?

What material do you use for the bait line and how do you rig your bait line? Do you use a leader similar to how a snood is used on a crab line?

Is there a time limit for fishing like there is for crabs?
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 07:18:58 AM »

I just started and only have done it a few times so my way might be completely wrong LOL.
I do use same buoys and weights.
I am currently using #6 braid for main line. 130lb dacron for drops 10-12 inch long, with an 8-10/0 circle hook attached to a long line bait clip. I just put a small loop in main line and attach bait clip to it. I do use a barrel swivel to bait clip and tie dacron drop to it.
for rules I found this   http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/08/08.02.25.06.htm
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 07:40:22 AM »

Some videos that may help some.




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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 08:44:51 PM »

Awesome, thank you.
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