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hanahou7
02-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Hey Guys,

I know the official regs are not out yet, but based on last year, did I interpret the law right:

Trolling: OK to use barbed hooks on lures/bait

Bait Fishing/ Any method other than trolling: no more than two barbless circle hooks

I wasn't sure if I read the regs from last year correct, and only fished for salmon in the rivers last year. Hoping to try and get out on the Ocean this year.

Please let me know.

Thanks!

slick88
02-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Hey Guys,

I know the official regs are not out yet, but based on last year, did I interpret the law right:

Trolling: OK to use barbed hooks on lures/bait



You can never use barbed hooks.

hanahou7
02-26-2014, 10:38 AM
OK thanks. But do the lures also have to be Circle Hooks? The verbiage in the regs were a bit confusing:

Horse Mt. to Pt. Conception: If fishing with bait and angling by any other means than TROLLING1, no more than two (2) single-point, single-shank barbless CIRCLE HOOKS 2 shall be used.

So is it only barbless, but not necessarily circle if you're trolling?

BigK
02-26-2014, 02:20 PM
You can use Circle (if you want) while trolling but I wouldnt recommend it.
I believe the LAW is..Circle hooks for bait basically while mooching.
If you troll, go barbless on everything.

hanahou7
02-26-2014, 02:32 PM
OK, great. Thanks Big K!

cptdarel
04-04-2014, 02:44 PM
stay with your standard Siwash 5/0-6/0 even up to 7/0 if the hogs are in, they stick and hold well, as long as constant pressure is applied.