quick-strike rig clarification
"I have a question regarding clarification of the "3 hooks, baits, lures" line from the regulations pamphlet. If using a quick strike rig, does that count as 2 hooks or is that one bait, i.e. if I have a quick strike rig out on one pole, can I have 2 other lines out with a single hook on each? If I have a jig with a stinger hook, is that one lure or 2 hooks? I thought that the old regulations had clarified this further but I can't remember. I know that an Alabama rig can only have 3 hooked lures attached to it and that fulfills all 3 allowed hooks and that a crankbait with 3 trebles attached is a single lure, but I am not sure how stinger or quick strike rigs fall under the regulations."
This was their response: "For the quick strike rig is it capable of catching 1 fish or 2 (it would depend on how far apart the hooks are)? If it is capable of catching 2 fish then that would count as 2 and you would only be able to have out one more line with 1 bait or lure. So in your example if you have a quick strike on one pole and it is capable of only catching 1 fish then you have 2 other lines with a single hook.
The jig with a stinger hook would be one if it looks like the picture I found on the internet (as the hooks are close together and it is capable of catching 1 fish). https://www.google.com/search?q=quick+strike+rig&biw=1280&bih=938&tbm=isch&imgil=jrUGUuLujtXl3M%253A%253BLGBKleWYeFz6MM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.musky.com%25252Ffeatures%25252Fstrike.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=jrUGUuLujtXl3M%253A%252CLGBKleWYeFz6MM%252C_&usg=__o2YGRkF-AQ_IiG31ZkpwZVnzP5s%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjwsIvM6JrKAhXMRCYKHQdXDxAQyjcIRA&ei=KvyPVvDzK8yJmQGHrr2AAQ#tbm=isch&q=jig+with+a+stinger+hook&imgrc=Flv20bHZlD_EbM%3A
You are correct on the Alabama Rig and that is because with it having 3 hooks it is capable of catching 3 fish so if you use that you can not have any other poles.
You are correct on the treble with 3 hooks being considered one. It is because the treble is capable of catching 1 fish."
It appears as though the the rule is whether it can catch multiple fish or not for how many of the allowed "hooks" it consumes.
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