Bass Pro Shops® Deluxe Trotline
Our heavy-duty Deluxe Trotline delivers the durability and toughness you want from a trotline. The 320-pound main line measures 150' long, complete with 25 stainless steel trotline clips with size 1 brass swivels. The Deluxe Trotline also includes brass spacers spaced 4' apart, 25 4/0 hooks and 25 110-pound drop lines.
Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Slatefish Tangled Nightmare 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by ohyess fish catcher 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by JXNMS 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by guppy11 trotline 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
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A:I make my own trotlines using barrel swivels and 5/0 circle hooks. Any premade trotline will have cheap hooks that too many times have been found straight when I checked my lines.
A:Trot lines are made to be stretched over a wide area (usually from a tree or downed log to another anchoring point). The line is usally baited with cut shad, bluegill, worms, or even liver depending on the species of catfish that are targeted and what works best in your area.
As well the line will need to be anchored by a large enough weight to keep the line on bottom. As well, you may want to tie a jug to the line to help mark where the line is (and to keep boaters from chopping the line up in their props).
As for catching the catfish, when a catfish does take the bait, they tend to hook themselves due to their actions. Just be sure to check the line often to ensure that the hooks are baited and that no turtles are eating the bait or fish that are caught.
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