Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

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Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by eddy_line » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:21 pm

Some references to fishing rules on waters within IR seem to indicate "single hook" as well as "no barb." Easy enough to crimp the barb down, but are we supposed to remove 2 of the treble hooks on a lure? What about lures which originally have two treble hooks?


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by johnhens » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:35 pm

From last years Greenstone:

Only barbless hooks may be used in Inland lakes.
Barbed hooks may be pinched.

I have clipped off one of the hooks on treble hooks to facilitate unhooking lure from the fish and minimizing damage to the fish.
However this is not a Park regulation.

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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by Nick » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:57 am

FYI--Johnhens was elated when IR went barbless. Since he never catches any fish anyway, it makes his "One that Got Away" story somewhat more plausible! :twisted:

OK, I thought I could go a full year without firing one over your bow, but alas....


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by robin621 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:41 pm

One hook is good! I cut my hooks off when they are really biting.


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by Guthrie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:03 pm

what should i do when i have a luer with 3 threvl hooks barbed that i catch lots of fish on :?:


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by johnhens » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:33 pm

Guthrie wrote:what should i do when i have a luer with 3 threvl hooks barbed that i catch lots of fish on :?:
Pinch the barbs down with a pair of pliers. On lures that have 2 sets of treble hooks, you can replace the treble hooks with a single hook on each "eye" or replace the front hook with a single and cut off one of the hooks off the treble hook on the rear so that your treble is now a double (?) hook. It makes it much easier on the fish you will be releasing.

I have not noticed a difference in missed hits with either the single or double hook setup.
Again pinch the barbs on any lure you will be using on the inland lakes, and release any northerns over 30" on inland lakes.
I release all of the northerns over 30" even if caught on Superior.

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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by IncaRoads » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:01 pm

Do you bring side cutters with you in addition to pliers/hemostats?

Rapala makes a mini side cutter that is smaller and lighter in weight. I wonder if it would be sufficient to cut hooks?
http://www.rapala.com/products/tools/4_ ... de_cutter/


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by johnhens » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:47 pm

IncaRoads wrote:Do you bring side cutters with you in addition to pliers/hemostats?

Rapala makes a mini side cutter that is smaller and lighter in weight. I wonder if it would be sufficient to cut hooks?
http://www.rapala.com/products/tools/4_ ... de_cutter/
I don't bring side cutters (I actually use lineman's pliers) with. I have a box of lures I take to IR. A few years ago, I went through and "doctored" all the lures in the box either pinching barbs and/or cutting one of the treble hooks off.


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by offthegrid » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:10 pm

Another question...do all lures I have on me have to be barbless or just the ones I'm using? I ask because I am bringing lures for wife, son, and I and I would rather not clamp down the barbs on all of the lures if the first one we use is catching fish. So basically can I get into trouble if I am in possession of hooks with barbs or only if using them? I have no problems doing it I just don't want to "modify" a bunch of lures if I don't need to. Thanks.


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by johnhens » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:20 pm

offthegrid wrote:Another question...do all lures I have on me have to be barbless or just the ones I'm using? I ask because I am bringing lures for wife, son, and I and I would rather not clamp down the barbs on all of the lures if the first one we use is catching fish. So basically can I get into trouble if I am in possession of hooks with barbs or only if using them? I have no problems doing it I just don't want to "modify" a bunch of lures if I don't need to. Thanks.
Good question, I don't know that answer.

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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by IncaRoads » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:00 am

Just the lure on your line needs to be barbless.


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Re: Hook restrictions on a fishing lure?

Post by offthegrid » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:21 pm

Thanks Inca...that was my plan. Of course our son is 7 so I'll probably have to clamp down all the barbs because he'll have to use every lure :)

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