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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).