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Jug Fishing
Long lines with hooks are tied to cans or jugs and baited. These are placed in an area with little current where they float freely. Jugs with fish on the line can be seen bobbing or "swimming" along the surface.

Photograph courtesy Illinois Natural History Survey.

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