Bass Pro Shops® Deluxe Trotline
I spent 2 hours putting this together and half way out into the water it was so tangled that I gave up ad threw it away. This was a waste of my money.
July 10, 2012
bought 2 lines and they work great. 1 line was frayed a little but it caught 6 catfish (1 flathead 8 to 9 pounds),2 turtles,1gahr and did not break line, so they are good lines.Line was used on the Gasconade river in Missouri.
May 4, 2012
Make your own
I have trotlined all my life. We catch big flatheads in the river by our deercamp. My experience with these were straightened out hooks. I dont trust the clamps either. I make my own using heavy barrel swivels and red circle hooks in either 5/0 or 6/0. You could replace the hooks that come with this trotline with the circle hooks, but I would rather custom make mine. For me, the circle hooks are a must. On each line I will put 2 or 3 handsized bream with the rest around the 3 finger size. The circle hooks keep the baitfish on and wont let a big cat off. When I was a kid my dad and uncle went the easy route with these pre-made trotlines and we only caught small yellows. Now that I put a little extra effort in, Im catching 15-20 lb yellows and big blues too.
December 29, 2011
string for the hooks is hard to work with and unravels very easy. had to buy some steel leaders to replace strings that got ruined while trying to thread thru hook
April 25, 2011