Kansas Jug Fishing

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Four years ago, floatline fishing, also known as jug fishing, was introduced in selected Kansas impoundments.

Floatline fishing consists of a placing a floating device in the water that has been fitted with a line, hook, and weight. The floating device then suspends the hook in the water, via the line and weight.

From July 15 through September 15, sunrise to sunset, anglers can enjoy floatline fishing at Hillsdale, Council Grove, Tuttle Creek, Kanopolis, John Redmond, Toronto, Wilson, and Pomona reservoirs. A floatline permit, available for $2.50, is required.

Kansas regulations allow anglers to fish with no more than eight floatlines, which must be under immediate supervision of the angler and must be removed from the water when fishing ceases.

According to Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, about 500 channel cat anglers participate in the two-month-long season.

For more information on floatline fishing, visit ksoutdoors.com.