New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.

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kwonkai234
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New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.

Post by kwonkai234 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:52 pm

if a lure like a kastmaster comes with a treble hook, do we have to replace it with a single hook with the barb pinched off to be able to use it? and does that apply to every treble hook?

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Re: New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.

Post by Amx » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:10 pm

depends on the areas you're fishing in, and what specie you are fishing for. it can be confusing.
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Re: New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.

Post by kwonkai234 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:27 pm

i think its marine areas 8-2 on the puget sounds. im not even sure if lures are used out here lol

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Re: New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.

Post by jd39 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:43 pm

If you’re fishing for salmon in the any saltwater in WA hooks have to be single point and barbless.
Otherwise trebles are ok if not fishing salmon but all hooks have to be barbless in salt.
Personally, with the risk of catching rockfish that have to be released in PS, I stick with single point barbless even bottom fishing for flounder, greenling, etc...
Just personal preference, lures get used all the time around here and can be quite effective.
Good luck!

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