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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
It seems everyone has there own take on this rule.
It just came up on a NFL thread.
Since I had a beef with someone over this last year I want some opinions.
To cut to the chase here's the way I read & understand the reg looking @ last years reg book.

" I can take a Blue Fox #4 spinners out of the box, cut off the treble hook put a single point barbless siwash on and go fishing.

SO if it sinks it's gotta be a single point hook.
I'm pretty darn sure I'm right, and I fish'em that way.

Seems some people think restiction means not allowed period.

Whats do you think??

[ 09-07-2003, 05:35 PM: Message edited by: GL2 ]
 

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SH,
I can't downlaod the currnet regs for some puter reason.
What does the reg mean in your own words, if you'd be so kind.
 

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GL2,

You are correct. I had the same problem on the lower Kalama tidewater a few years back and had some locals that didn't understand the reg's chase me out of there after my first fish which probably cost me a second fish. Got back to Bob's and told my friend Brad Schoenborn and he informed me that they didn't know what they were talking about. Brad thought it was funny but I was kind of ticked that these ill informed guy's that scared me into thinking I was illegal and I lost an opportunity to catch another fish.

Have caught hundred's of coho on eggs and spinners since then in the Elocoman, Cowlitz, Toutle, Kalama and Lewis and spinners with single hooks are perfectly legal . I build my own spinners and use a size 1 Gami siwash hook. Have not used a barbless hook and it isn't required unless there is some new reg change this year that I'm not aware of yet. I believe dampainter answered that.

Last year I used Brad's Wiggler's for the first time ever and fished them with the stock treble hooks which is legal also since it is a bouyant lure.

Wiggler's out fish spinners big time in tidewater.

Dan
 

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From page 15 of this years regs.


NON-BUOYANT LURE RESTRICTION
When a non-buoyant lure restriction is in
effect, anglers fishing with a non-buoyant lure
(one that sinks in freshwater) may only use a
lure that is equipped with one single hook
measuring 3/4" or less from point to shank.
The single hook restriction does not apply to
a buoyant lure (one that floats in freshwater).
 

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Well, it seems that I read the reg the right way.
I just go barbless cuz I release alot of fish.

I couldn't belive how many snaggers with there 6' leaders & corkies were dogging me. Telling me I could get a "ticket". Like the threat of a "ticket" was stoping them from snagging.

It now is coming real clear to me. The snaggers don't have the skill to fair hook a fish, or read.
I know I'm giving the next one who opens his trap
a finger.
 

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Read carefully 2-3 times if required (as I had to do):
Marine Area Rules WDFW p. 88

SALMON - Barbless hooks only , except barbed
hooks may be used while fishing from the
Columbia River North Jetty. Only single hooks
and a hand-held rod and line may be used in
Areas 1-4. Multiple point hooks and hand-held
lines are legal in other saltwater areas.
Minimum size for CHINOOK in Areas 1-4 is 26",
in Areas 5-13, 22", except in the Hoodsport
Hatchery Zone. Minimum size for COHO in
Areas 1-4 is 16" except in Area 2-1 after Aug. 15
and Area 2-2 after Aug. 31, the minimum size is
12" for all SALMON. Other areas and species -no
Tackle/Gear Rules
HOOK AND LINE ANGLING - Unless noted
differently, only one line with up to 2 hooks are
allowed. Barbless hooks only for all species in
Marine Areas 5-13, except forage fish jig gear.

Some hooks may be multiple but all must be barbless for salmon in marine areas (It's where the fish are right now). If you read it differently let the judge know and maybe I'll get my $40 back.

Single barbless hooks are required in areas
designated as "fly fishing only" or "selective Gear Rules and while fishing for STURGEON.

When a non-buoyant lure restriction is in
effect, anglers fishing with a non-buoyant lure
(one that sinks in freshwater) may only use a
lure that is equipped with one single hook
measuring 3/4" or less from point to shank.
The single hook restriction does not apply to
a buoyant lure (one that floats in freshwater).
 
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