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#4788559 - 04/27/10 06:37 PM How many poles are you allowed to use?
HoffDawg Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 54
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
I have yet to fish in Texas, I am wondering how many rods and reels you are allowed to use. In Ohio you can use 2, in Colorado you can use 1 unless you buy an extra rod stamp. Is there any special regs here in Texas. I looked in the handbook, but didn't see anything. Thanks for the help guys.
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#4788579 - 04/27/10 06:41 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: HoffDawg]
Bad Luck Guy Offline
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Registered: 11/15/09
Posts: 498
Loc: Richmond (Houston), TX
I think different locations have their own limits but I have never seen less than two. Go to Sea Wolf park on the pier. I have seen people trying to work 6 poles by themself. I saw one family pulling a cart with more poles than I have on my pole rack at home. I have an 18 slot rack and it's full.
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#4788589 - 04/27/10 06:43 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: Bad Luck Guy]
HoffDawg Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 54
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Thanks for the info. I usually don't use more than 2 anyway. Can be hard at times.
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#4788631 - 04/27/10 06:59 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: HoffDawg]
Bad Luck Guy Offline
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Registered: 11/15/09
Posts: 498
Loc: Richmond (Houston), TX
I take one pole to use and a back up incase something happens to my first pole. I'll take two to Galveston so I can let one sit with a circle hook and work one in and out.
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#4788641 - 04/27/10 07:00 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: Bad Luck Guy]
ScottEvil Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx
you are allowed as many as you want, but only 100 hooks wink
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#4788787 - 04/27/10 07:37 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: ScottEvil]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 36263
Loc: Houston, TX
Scott, don't be a yankin' on the lad's chain LOL!

Hoff, the answer is...depends on what you're fishing for. Best and safest thing to do is go to Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept's. website and look at the regs. Just google tpwd.
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#4788831 - 04/27/10 07:51 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: fouzman]
HoffDawg Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 54
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Thanks guys.
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#4788833 - 04/27/10 07:52 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: fouzman]
Dock Boy Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 343
Loc: Gilmer, TX
Scott's right the general regulation is 100 hooks per person. City Lakes and some state parks there are limits on the number of poles used.

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#4788843 - 04/27/10 07:55 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: Dock Boy]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 36263
Loc: Houston, TX
Holy carp! I better take a whole bunch of boxes outta the boat. I must have thousands, and that's just the ones attached to lures.
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#4788885 - 04/27/10 08:06 PM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: fouzman]
Dock Boy Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 343
Loc: Gilmer, TX
You know what I mean, you can only have 100 hooks in the water at a time "fishing".

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#4790493 - 04/28/10 09:09 AM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: Dock Boy]
Mexicajun1 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/09
Posts: 2185
Loc: Poth, TX
Originally Posted By: Dock Boy
You know what I mean, you can only have 100 hooks in the water at a time "fishing".
So does a treble hook count as 1 or 3??? eeks noidea hammer
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#4790824 - 04/28/10 10:17 AM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: Mexicajun1]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
i use approx. 16 poles at a time
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#4790983 - 04/28/10 10:42 AM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
LoneStarCarper Offline



Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 12014
Loc: Addison
Scott's right, yes as many poles as you would like but you are limited to 100 hooks in the water at a time.
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#4790995 - 04/28/10 10:45 AM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: LoneStarCarper]
Sac-A-Lait Slayer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/02
Posts: 1868
Loc: San Angelo, Texas
When I fish at night for crappie and whites I'll put out 8 rods.

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#4791102 - 04/28/10 11:05 AM Re: How many poles are you allowed to use? [Re: Sac-A-Lait Slayer]
Mo Online   content
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 10568
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
100 hooks in any combination is a regulation a lot of
people don't know about.

If you have out a trotline with 100hooks , you can
not legaly fish with rodnreel.

Not sure if a treble is one or three. Never considered
that.

MO
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