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I completely forgot about what I saw last week on the river. I was jigging the belle isle bridge area and there was a 14 foot aluminum boat with 4 people in it. Two with there arms hanging over the port side and two hanging over the starboard side. It looked like they each had line wrap around there hands, no poles, and they were jigging up and down. I don't remember if they were anchored or just drifting. What kind of fishing was this? I assume some form of chugging.
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hand lining...do a search lots of info on it here
i seen the same thing about 2 weeks ago in front of chene park.three guys and one lady in a red 14 or 16 foot boat.
most likly chugging how can u handline with 4 pepole in a 14ft boat
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yellowbelly80 said:
most likly chugging how can u handline with 4 pepole in a 14ft boat
Yeah Tim, I seen them in front of Angel Park, they were chugging.
Natlight said:
I completely forgot about what I saw last week on the river. I was jigging the belle isle bridge area and there was a 14 foot aluminum boat with 4 people in it. Two with there arms hanging over the port side and two hanging over the starboard side. It looked like they each had line wrap around there hands, no poles, and they were jigging up and down. I don't remember if they were anchored or just drifting. What kind of fishing was this? I assume some form of chugging.
Yep, red aluminum boat. 4 old people, 2 men, 2 women.
double time said:
i seen the same thing about 2 weeks ago in front of chene park.three guys and one lady in a red 14 or 16 foot boat.
If you they ever snagged, I think some one would lose a hand, arm or go over. Looks a little wacko to me.:dizzy: :dizzy:
huntingmaniac45 said:
Yeah Tim, I seen them in front of Angel Park, they were chugging.
ok i read that with one eye and saw two where 4 was...:dizzy:
Chugging is a very productive way to fish, and very inexpensive. But very primative in my book. Dont see it much down there, but up on the channels of the St.Clair river, people do it all the time.

Mushy
Quick question, when chugging do you just drift or have to use the motor at anytime? Picked 2 chugging sticks up at a garage sale and want to give them a try.
You drift with the current.
The heavier sinker keeps you verticle or close to it.
I use a short stiff rod with a baitcaster with a flippin switch on it, makes it easier to bring them up.
Don't knock it, try it..............make sure you use rubber bands to keep your bait on. :lol:
MUSHY1 said:
Chugging is a very productive way to fish, and very inexpensive. But very primative in my book. Dont see it much down there, but up on the channels of the St.Clair river, people do it all the time.

Mushy
Oh, on the contrary.....You would think that its the same as jigging, but Ive jigged next to Chuggers and they would Kill me Fish to Fish. Switch to chugging and bam, fish on.....Dont really get it, other then its a bigger piece of led banging the bottom and making more vibration, thus enactiing a Strike. Your arm sure gets sore going up and down with that weight on the end of a string. My Relitives have been doing that for 50+ years on Harsens Island......

The Rubber band trick is an eccential way to keep your bait on the hook.....Try Mister Twisters in lieu of bait, that works great aswell.......

Mushy
Leakypipe56 said:
Don't knock it, try it..............make sure you use rubber bands to keep your bait on. :lol:
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