Boy u nailed it dead eye. You couldn't be further from right about any of that. Blue collar with no fly fishing experience. I stand by the statement treble hooks with spawn are better for snagging and singles are better for bites.
Port Washington Harbor (Inside Harbor Only), Ozaukee County
For fishing skein a treble is better for holding it on the hook. So if that works for you go for it. For CPR a single does less damage. When I fish CPR I actually go barb less or Circle hook or both.
As far as Livefreefishhard is concerned where I come from we mind own business and one gets hurt. Don't let these prima-donna my way is the right way guys intimidate you with their negative BS. Sounds just like a fly guy in a $2000.00 Simms Tuxdedo with their $1000.00 rod & reel. Livefreefishhard if probably just a typical flosser. Just a flosser.
Go2, notice the word need. I don't think there is a need for treble hooks with spawn unless you are looking to snag fish. With the high quality single octopus hooks available at the same price or less than a quality treble you would more than likely get more bites, which translates to more fish caught. So what's the need? I never said it's illegal. Fish with trebles, I guarantee the guys fishing single hooks will catch more fish legally than those using trebles.
When I first started fishing the harbors in the fall with skein or spawn sacs some 25 years ago I used treble hooks with either a small split shot or under a bobber. Back then I'd never heard of or even considered using anything else. They're absolutely legal and hook up's aren't a problem. Having said that, with the increased sharpness/quality and the invention of good smaller sized hooks they're a good choice. To each his own.
Not sure why you would need to use a treble hook with a spawn sac unless you are looking to snag fish. You will have better hooking percentage with a fish that bites using a quality single octopus hook.
I sure would love to be able to do that, but since we live so far off we have to plan trip ahead to come up to visit the relatives and I'm kind of at the mercy of going fishing there when the trip is planned. That's why I just wondered if there was a period of time others might see as in general a more likely, a good time. Over the last forty years I've been pretty lucky and usually get a few nice fish while there and have been coming up around last week of August , this year we came up spent first week of September and although slow I still managed to take seven nice fish home with us.