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In 2021, a new regulation requires using inline circle hooks when fishing for striped bass
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Written by Rod Houck   
Friday, 13 November 2020 19:00

In 2021, a new regulation requires using inline circle hooks when fishing for striped bass using cut or whole natural baits like clams, squid, mackerel, menhaden, seaworms, or eels. Using inline circle hooks significantly increases survival of released striped bass by reducing occurrences of gut hooking.

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2021 Striped Bass Circle Hook Mandate
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Written by Rod Houck   
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 16:27

The use of circle hooks will be mandatory when using natural bait. This means all anglers fishing baits (live or dead) from the beach or boat must use circle hooks. The traditional “J-Hook” style fishing hooks such as the Octopus, O’Shaughnessy, Bait Holder, Siwash, Wide Gap, Live Bait as well as weighed trebles hook snags will be prohibited.

 
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