05 November 2020

• Circle Hooks for Stripers May Soon Be Mandatory


“After the 79th annual Meeting Webinar of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the verdict was in regarding the use of circle hooks when fishing for striped bass. The Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board met to consider approving state implementation plans for circle hook measures…

“The intent of the circle hook provision is to reduce release mortality when fishing with bait in the recreational striped bass fisheries. An enforceable definition of a circle hook is defined as a 'non-offset hook with the point turned perpendicularly back to the shank….'"

Please visit this link to read the full article: ZIP06.com

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