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Lake: John Martin Reservoir

theft fishing violation sunday 25

Post By: droolr      Posted: 8/28/2019 10:13:54 PM     Points: 1692    
trotline and jug line set was robbed by a boater on afternoon of sunday 25 . orange buoy on trotline clearly marked CID # name and cell number . 10 trotline clips and hooks. two jug lines also clearly marked . i was kayaking from boat ramp 19 . not even 12hrs on sets before robbery . all my gear was legally set and monitored . i could hear people say he has a full set as they jacked my jug lines. they left before i could kayak out .
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 8/28/2019 10:54:10 PM     Points: 29307    
Man, that sucks! I hope the only thing they ever hook on it is themselves!!

Assuming you told the rangers, and gave them any info you could.
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: 8/28/2019 11:44:21 PM     Points: 63651    
That really sucks. I watched Fastlane set a trot line by the trestle and no more than 30 minutes later a ranger pulled up and was pulling it up and loosened it all up when he blasted in on them and they acted like they were just looking at the float. Iím sure the ranger wouldnít have taken it but they can sure F up a tight set. The ranger will take jug lines if their not checked every hour or have more than a single hook and a Trotlines if not checked every 24 hours and more than 25 hooks. I use 2 cinder blocks on each end and only set in 30+ FOW and never had one stolen but theirs always one in every bunch that will try. Iíve seen a guy in Texas get sprayed with a AR for trying to run someoneís Trotlines. Here in Colorado maybe 2% even know how to set a Trotlines and have no clue even what they are or even know their legal in certain lakes. Sorry for your lose, I know the clips and hooks arenít cheap.
 Reply by: FastLayne      Posted: 8/29/2019 9:08:04 AM     Points: 3015    
Hi Droolr -
Sorry to hear about your loss. Some people really suck.
I made some extra Jugs this year, and would be glad to send you some
Replacements at no cost.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 8/29/2019 1:24:18 PM     Points: 1816    
Nice gesture FastLayne
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 8/29/2019 1:39:30 PM     Points: 1663    
You have to be careful down there. Set your lines either during the week or in the evening and then be there right at sunup. People will mess with your set down there.
 Reply by: droolr      Posted: 8/31/2019 8:12:20 AM     Points: 1692    
fastlayne ty jugs are pretty inexpensive to rig . [log in for link] . [log in for link] i will reorder clips and bouyes .