Monday, April 6, 2009

Updating the Jug Line
The Jug Line is a pretty simple concept. Tie some fishing line to a milk jug. Tie a hook and bait to the other end of the line. Place the jug in water populated with fish. Return in a few hours and collect fish. Of course there are a lot of things that can go wrong with a jug line. The first is the current or a hooked fish may carry the jug line away from where you placed it. Now, you have to spend all day looking for it. The second problem is a hooked fish is an easy meal for other fish. So the longer a fish stay hooked in the water the more likely you are to have caught a fish head.
Well I came up with a Slapshed update to the jug line that will solve both these problems. By placing a GPS tracking unit in the milk jug and having it activated by a simple circuit when the jug hooks a fish, you can be notified on your cell phone when you catch a fish and where you caught it is located. To make it easier to identify the jug when you go to retrieve it I also added a beacon light.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. The gps in the jug line. I habeen wanting to do this for quite a while. I would love some more information on this if it is possible. Thank you.