I read about it in a catfish book and called the fish commission and they said it is perfectly legal to fish for catfish with trotlines and jugs. There are a few rules though. Each jug counts as one fishing pole and so does a trotline and you are only allowed to have 3 hooks max on the jug or trotline. They must be attended at all times. I am going to set a jug up while I fish for catfish with a pole so I am at least using my two fishing pole limit and see how it works all night. I let you know if I catch any.