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Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Department of Wildlife Resources has implemented a complete ban on any open burning (e.g., campfires, grills) on all DWR properties west of Interstate 95, effective immediately and lasting until further notice.

Artificial Lure Definition

Artificial lure shall include manufactured or handmade flies, spinners, plugs, spoons, and facsimiles of live animals, but shall not be construed to include artificially-produced organic baits and fish eggs that are intended to be ingested.

Artificial lure with single hook shall mean any single point lure (with no multiple point hooks). Where single-hook artificial lures are required, a multiple number of single-hook lures (such as dropper flies) fished in a series is permitted.

Single-Point Hook Artificial Lure

Legal in special regulation waters listed as “only single-point hook artificial lures.”

  • A treble hook with two hook points removed is considered a “singlepoint hook.”
  • A “dropper-fly” rig is considered a single-point hook artificial lure.

Artificial Lure—No Limitation on the Number of Hooks or Hook Points

Legal in special regulation waters listed as “artificial lures only” (ex. Delayed Harvest Waters).