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The Last Coco
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Using duck decoys for catfish jugs

Has anyone ever used duck decoys as catfish jugs? I'll be fishing a new pond (5 acres) on Thursday and the friend I am going with wants to catch some cats for a fish fry. I don't have lots of plastic bottles around, but sure have plenty of decoys.

I'm just looking to avoid any major/obvious issues and thought it would be fun to try out. Maybe during duck season I can catfish and duck hunt at the same time...


OldSouth
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Maybe during duck season I can catfish and duck hunt at the same time...
That's freaking brilliant.


gorillacoco
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re: Using duck decoys for catfish jugs
Seriously? Buy some fun noodles for $5/pc if you can't round up some bottles. Come on brother you're not that poor. Then you never have to worry about it again either. They wrap up nice.

ETA: I'll admit using the catfish as a pull cord would be hilarious. Prob be out of range tho.
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The Last Coco
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re: Using duck decoys for catfish jugs
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gorillacoco

You, of all people, are advocating me buy extra gear to accomplish something when I already have suitable alternatives on hand? Who are you, and what did you do with my brother?

Next thing I know you'll be painting your dog house lilly pulitzer..... oh wait...


Slickback
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re: Using duck decoys for catfish jugs
I honestly can't think of any reason it wouldn't work.


Only possibility would be that if they're too heavy, not allowing for a good hook set on the smaller ones. That's a reach though. I'd definitely give it a go.


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junkfunky
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Not bad. Some of the guys near my camp use those noodle floats cut in to one foot long pieces. We always have them around but I never tried.
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gorillacoco
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re: Using duck decoys for catfish jugs
Using decoys for this is going to be a pain in the arse and you know it.


gorillacoco
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Next thing I know you'll be painting your dog house lilly pulitzer..... oh wait...


I don't see how I'm responsible for my woman painting the dog house.


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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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Too much effort, rigging and un-rigging decoys. Also is this a public pond? I don't want nobody stealing my dekes


Geauxtiga
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Using decoys for this is going to be a pain in the arse and you know it.
Kinda what I was thinking.

I wouldn't want to have my decoys being banged in the boat and out in the weather more than necessary. Jugs are cheap. I use the swimming noodles and put a PVC pipe in them to make it a bit stouter.


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xenon16
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That's freaking brilliant.

The nonweighted keels (flambeau) will probably work better


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The Last Coco
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re: Using duck decoys for catfish jugs
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Too much effort, rigging and un-rigging decoys. Also is this a public pond? I don't want nobody stealing my dekes


Private pond. Dekes are new, never been rigged so no issues there.


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crankbait
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Maybe during duck season I can catfish and duck hunt at the same time...


And when a catfish gets on, it provides movement for your decoys.


Pintail
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re: Using duck decoys for catfish jugs
I will try this year


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jimbeam
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knew a guy who used to hunt marsh who used turkey necks as weights. crabs would make the decoys move. after they killed their limit, they had crabs. win, win.


LSU 318 LSU
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re: Using duck decoys for catfish jugs
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Maybe during duck season I can catfish and duck hunt at the same time.
I have thought about this sooo many times. I WILL try it one day!


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AlxTgr
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That's freaking brilliant.
Yes, and I can't wait to do it. I want to see people react to a duck zooming across the water. May do it at Indian Creek and Kincaid this summer.


thedice20
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another change... welp


Pintail
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He can have it


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CBLSU316
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I used to use decoys for jugs in my neighbors pond......works like a charm.


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