If you pinch the barbs on the blue river will that pass for barbless hook. Getting ready to go and don't need any extra $$$$$$ from wildlife police, I'd rather comply than risk it?
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson