Angler Terrified after Discovering What’s Really at the End of Fishing Line

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Usually it’s a good thing when you feel something big pulling at the end of your fishing line. Not in this case. This guy was expecting to pull in a huge fish from a catfish noodle rigging near his campsite at Lake Fausse Point State Park in St. Martinville, Louisiana, but instead found that one of the most dangerous animals in the world had bitten the hook. When the fisherman found out what was on the other end of the line, he started paddling away faster than anyone has paddled before.

Angler Terrified after Discovering What’s Really at the End of Fishing Line

Are You Sure You Want to Pull Up that Catfish Noodle?

Chances are this fisherman will be hesitant to pull up a catfish noodle again after this experience. Using noodles like the one seen here, is a popular form of jug fishing. This unlimited class tackle method of fishing uses a floating bottle and line with a hook and weight attached. Though you can catch many different types of fish using the jug-fishing method, most people use it to catch catfish. Instead of using a bottle, however, a hollowed out pool noodle with a pvc pipe and attached eyelet inserted is typically used with this method of fishing. You can buy ready-to-go fishing noodles at various online stores including eBay, or you can make them yourself. But as you’ll soon find out, fish aren’t the only animals that find this bait attractive.

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How to Rig a Catfish Noodle

There are different methods for rigging catfish noodles that vary in complexity based on the type of fishing. For lake fishing, you can use a fairly simple setup using these supplies:

• Catfish noodle
• Fishing line
• Hook
• Egg sinker
• Barrel swivel

The initial step of rigging a catfish noodle is determining how deep you want your bait to be. You can then roll out that amount of fishing line, leaving 6 to 12 inches for tying knots. You’ll then need to cut 2 feet off from the tag end of that line. Next, you’ll need to tie one end of the main line to the eyelet using a clinch knot. The remaining steps are:

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