Jump Boxes for Trotline Fishing, Mississippi River
These handmade wooden “jump boxes” are wrapped with large hooks mounted on fishing lines, referred to as “trot lines.” These particular boxes were made by Fred Couey, a Rosedale fisherman, who carried the stacked boxes in his boat and released the pre-baited lines into the River. He would later return to haul in the day’s catch. The river catfish provided an income for his family as well as food for the table.
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