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Fishing Regulations question

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The regs state that you can only fish with one hook per line with the exception of lures with multiple hooks. How does this apply to a crawler harness? The spinner type with two single hooks. Do these count as 2 hooks or 1 lure? Thanks.

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Check the Mille Lacs forum a while ago. There is discussion on it. In short, they are legit.

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They call spinners, lures so you are ok. If you don't have the spinner on and have two hooks then you are useing two hooks and it's not ok. Thats the way I have always under stood it.

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I just read the Mille Lacs forum and had another question. Does anyone know if you can use a treble hook will bobber fishing for northerns with smelt or sucker minnows as long as you have a spinner blade above the hook?

I was once told that as long as you have some short of spinner blade near the treble hook it is considered a lure and is then legal.

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Yup. A small spinner blade will make it legal. Check out the set ups like quick strikes in the stores and you will see what it looks like.

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Ya! Dose Ken Paulson's just need a little flipper tween da line da hooks and der legal

Sorry, nuthin better goin on tonight....... tongue.gif

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Kent is always legal just ask him confused.gif.

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Correct, add a small spinner blade and it to make it a lure and Legal.

That "Lure" regulation came about 15 years ago or so.

I don't know what purpose or intent for the change. I was informed of the law by a CO while fishing for Lake Trout through the ice the year of the change. Typically you'd use a smelt hook or treble with a smelt or ciscoe. For a few years we went to a single long shanked hook with a gap of around 1" or simple cut one hook off a smelt hook. To get back to using the double or treble hooks legally, it was recommended by another CO to make it a "lure" by adding a spinner blade.

This wasn't a loop hole I dreamed up to skirt the reg, it came from a CO so I was a bit more comfortable with using the "lure". Ten years have passed since then and I haven't been asked to see my "lure" for a CO.

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Does anybody know about adding a stinger hook to a plain jig? Or is the jig considered a 'lure'?

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The quick strike rigs I have purchased have only one spinner blade above one of the trebles. Am I only half legal when using these?

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