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swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« on: August 18, 2008, 12:19:29 pm »

do any of you use the swimming pool noodles for catfishing instead of jugs?  How do you rig yours.  I'm wanting to make some and have no idea where to start.
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 02:17:01 pm »

Man, that hook just looks mean.  Hey Justice, you thinkin what I'm thinkin?  I wouldn't mind chasing a few of these around the lake one night.  ;D
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 02:35:18 pm »

I have several of these and you can do it a couple of ways. Here is the easiest way I have found to do it.

1. I cut the noodle into about 10inch pieces.

2. I cut a medal close hanger into about 4 inch pieces.

3. I stick the close hanger through the noodle about 3 inches from one end.

4. I then bend both ends of the close hanger back into the noodle.

5. I then run my line through the end of the noodle and tie it to the hanger inside the noodle.

6. Then I put my weight at the end of my line and my hook about a foot above that.

7. Put some reflective tape at opposite end from the hanger.

When pushing the hanger back into the noodle I try to make sure I can pull one side back out so I can shorten my line if need be. I hope this help!
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 03:11:22 pm »

I have several of these and you can do it a couple of ways. Here is the easiest way I have found to do it.

1. I cut the noodle into about 10inch pieces.

2. I cut a medal close hanger into about 4 inch pieces.

3. I stick the close hanger through the noodle about 3 inches from one end.

4. I then bend both ends of the close hanger back into the noodle.

5. I then run my line through the end of the noodle and tie it to the hanger inside the noodle.

6. Then I put my weight at the end of my line and my hook about a foot above that.

7. Put some reflective tape at opposite end from the hanger.

When pushing the hanger back into the noodle I try to make sure I can pull one side back out so I can shorten my line if need be. I hope this help!


Thanks for the info.  I guess i'm stupid though.  If you get a chance could you post a picture?
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 03:17:56 pm »

I'll try to post a photo in the next day or so of the ones I bought already rigged from the Jane, MO Walmart.

They're similar to this:

Mine has better end caps so the noodle will stand up when a fish is on.
They came with braided line 6'-9'.  I use 3/4 oz. egg sinkers above the swivel and Gamakatsu 3/0 Octopus Circle Hooks baited with gold fish.





Thanks, look forward to your picture.  I had no idea you could buy them already put together.

I saw some yesterday that simply had a big washer glued flat to one end.  The line was run through the noodle then then through the hole of the washer and then tied to a smaller washer.  The small washer will not fit through the inner hole of the glued on big washer.  If a fish is on it stands up. There is no PVC pipe involved.  I can see the advantages of the PVC pipe though so I am just looking for different ideas.
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 04:47:37 pm »


Thanks for the info.  I guess i'm stupid though.  If you get a chance could you post a picture?


I think his method is similar to this.

DIY Fishing Noodle
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 05:08:06 pm »

That looks like a flathead killer to me Philo...........Big Al and Phil would be all over them things.............Phil may be using them now anyway..........we need soom big bream......would make a nice bait.......
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 11:26:31 am »


I think his method is similar to this.

DIY Fishing Noodle


Very helpful video.  How would you attach a weight to something like this if you wanted to secure the thing a little better and make it harder for the fish to carry it off.  I've heard of guys using railroad spikes.
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 07:26:00 pm »

I hope the dynamite doesn't get tangled up in that thing.
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Re: swimming pool noodles for catfishing
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 09:07:49 am »


Very helpful video.  How would you attach a weight to something like this if you wanted to secure the thing a little better and make it harder for the fish to carry it off.  I've heard of guys using railroad spikes.

Instead of tying on a hook, tie on a big snagging weight, or a piece of junk metal for that matter.  Then tie a seperate hook and line back to the main line.  You can actually tie on several other hooks if you wanted to.
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