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General Definitions

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Artificial Fly

A lure constructed by winding natural or synthetic material such as feathers, fur, hair, tinsel, thread, fiber, wire, plastic, cork, or rubber on or around the hook, and designed to be cast by means of a fly rod.

Artificial Lure

The following are considered artificial lures: spinners, spoons, plugs and molded facsimiles of worms, insects and fish. For the purposes of these regulations, artificial flies and streamers are considered to be artificial lures.

Bait

Any item that emits an odor or scent such as worms, minnows, crayfish, insects, doughballs, corn, cheese, bread, meat and marshmallows. The addition of any scent to an artificial lure or fly to make it smell like bait, makes it bait.

Circle Hook

A non-offset hook with the point turned perpendicularly back to the shank. Circle hooks used in bait fisheries should be non-offset. That is, if the hook is laid on a flat surface, all parts of the hook lie flat on the surface.

Cull

After being in possession of a fish, to discard or exchange that fish to possess another fish of the same species.

In Aggregate

A catch of related fish species counted together.

Possession

Any condition where a fish cannot freely swim away.

Stinger Hook

A hook which trails another hook, either by direct physical attachment to the lead hook or by a connective device such as a swivel or chain, and is part of the same bait or lure.

Trolling

The method of angling during which fish are attracted to a lure or bait being trailed from a boat which is moving forward or backward by mechanical, manual, or wind power.

Leave No Trace

  • Be considerate of others.
  • Take trash with you.
  • Pack it in — pack it out.
  • Clean your fish at home.
  • Avoid impacting stream banks and lake shores.
  • Do not dispose of unused bait on or near the water.
  • Secure and dispose of old lures and line.
  • Avoid discarding dead or moribund fish.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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