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#11618599 - 05/22/16 05:17 PM No treble hooks??
nick1 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/16
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A friend was telling me he read an article that in Texas you can no longer use treble hooks when using live bait. Can anyone verify that, couldn't find info on tpwd website. Thanks.

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#11618681 - 05/22/16 06:14 PM Re: No treble hooks?? [Re: nick1]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3986
Loc: Longview, Tx
Saltwater regulation

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#11618682 - 05/22/16 06:14 PM Re: No treble hooks?? [Re: nick1]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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I have not heard that from anyone. It is not on TWPD's Legal Devices, Methods& Restrictions page.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoo...evices-for-fish

I prefer live bait on a circle hook. Trebling a live shad is common. The problem is that the fish has a tendency to suck the bait all the way in and therefore the treble catches in the stomach instead of the lip making it difficult to impossible to release the fish alive.



Edited by Capt Craig (05/22/16 06:16 PM)
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#11618694 - 05/22/16 06:19 PM Re: No treble hooks?? [Re: nick1]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Red Snapper

Daily Bag:4Length in Inches (Minimum - Maximum)15 - No limit
Red snapper may be taken using pole and line, but it is unlawful to use any kind of hook other than a circle hook when using natural bait.

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#11618929 - 05/22/16 07:50 PM Re: No treble hooks?? [Re: Capt Craig]
nick1 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/16
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Yea when I was younger I almost exclusively used treble with live shrimp and there were times the fish got tore up removing the hook. What size circle hook would you recommend for live shrimp for redfish/specks; and is it just as effective? Thanks.

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#11619477 - 05/23/16 06:49 AM Re: No treble hooks?? [Re: nick1]
Allan W Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
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I wish they would make circle hooks mandatory for all live bait.

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#11619519 - 05/23/16 07:25 AM Re: No treble hooks?? [Re: Allan W]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Originally Posted By: Allan W
I wish they would make circle hooks mandatory for all live bait.



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#11619532 - 05/23/16 07:30 AM Re: No treble hooks?? [Re: nick1]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: nick1
Yea when I was younger I almost exclusively used treble with live shrimp and there were times the fish got tore up removing the hook. What size circle hook would you recommend for live shrimp for redfish/specks; and is it just as effective? Thanks.


5/0 is what I plan on using.

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