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joefishmore

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Circle hooks
« on: Dec 17, 2020, 06:59 AM »
Do you have to have circle hooks on tubes while fishing for stripers ? In Maine you have to.

lowaccord66

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2021, 12:56 PM »
No.  That's a Maine thing.  Actually makes sense to use a circle on tube and worm since you are trolling them at a decent clip. 

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #2 on: Mar 26, 2021, 08:36 AM »
Just say you’re fishing for blues no regulation on blues

Fishermantim

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #3 on: Mar 26, 2021, 11:43 AM »
Circle hooks for bait fishing.
Sure you could say that you were fishing for blues, but every bass you catch will HAVE to be released because it was caught on improper tackle.

Of course that also hinges on whether a game warden even checks your catch...
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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #4 on: Mar 26, 2021, 12:18 PM »
Circle hooks for bait fishing.

Typical band aid for for a bullet wound approach by the state.
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Fishermantim

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #5 on: Mar 26, 2021, 05:00 PM »
Typical band aid for for a bullet wound approach by the state.

Fortunately this rule is primarily if you are targeting stripers.

Funny thing is that lots of people have already been using circle hooks for years, solely out of choice.
I started around 20 years ago, first in saltwater and then ice fishing and open water freshwater fishing.
My reason was that I was tired of having too many gut hooked fish from using "J" hooks.

Of course making it mandatory is a little silly if there aren't enough EPO to enforce the rules.
Like the freshwater games wardens, you are more likely to encounter them on "popular" waters but rarely on small "out-of-the-way" waters.

In any case, the use of circle hooks means nothing to me.
It'll have a more profound affect on salt water hook manufacturers.
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lowaccord66

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #6 on: Mar 29, 2021, 08:11 PM »
Just say you’re fishing for blues no regulation on blues

Yup.  Hundreds of guys out drifting eels in the DMZ saying the same thing.  They get checked all the time...

Amen to enforcement...outside if the canal you are never finding me fishing for stripers.  Unless you are lavaman...he somehow found me randomly one day...I almost died.

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2021, 08:33 PM »
Yup.  Hundreds of guys out drifting eels in the DMZ saying the same thing.  They get checked all the time...

Amen to enforcement...outside if the canal you are never finding me fishing for stripers.  Unless you are lavaman...he somehow found me randomly one day...I almost died.

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lowaccord66

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #8 on: Mar 29, 2021, 08:44 PM »
You never know where you'll see Kevin.  ;) ;)

I was sitting on a log middle of a RI beach with absolutely no one around.  Local spot in between two well know spots....all of a sudden I see Kevin.  Mind blown.

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #9 on: Mar 30, 2021, 04:16 PM »
.  Unless you are lavaman...he somehow found me randomly one day...I almost died.
Oddly I have also bumped into him at a ramp lunching.  Mayne he's, everywhere.
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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #10 on: Apr 02, 2021, 06:21 PM »



Circle hooks

lowaccord66

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #11 on: Apr 08, 2021, 01:26 PM »


Circle hooks

My thoughts exactly.  Also still my favorite gif.

rdhammah

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Re: Circle hooks
« Reply #12 on: Apr 19, 2021, 06:28 AM »
I believe that they made a recent change. First, the circle hook MUST BE  an in-line circle hook when bait fishing for stripers. if bait is being used on any kind of lure, ie. tube and worm, jig head, etc., circle hook does not apply. exception - using eel skin. Live or dead eels - yes. Unless I read that part wrong.


 



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