Snagging

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Snagging, also known as snag fishing, snatch fishing, or foul hooking, is a method of fishing that entails catching a fish using hooks without the fish having to take the bait with their mouth. This is achieved by pulling the fishing line out of the water very quickly as soon as any movement is felt on the line, with the intention of piercing the fish in the flesh with the hook. Weighted lures with multiple hooks are often used to increase chances of success.

Some species, such as paddlefish, are not attracted to bait or lures as they eat plankton.[1] While these fish can be taken using nets or spears, snagging is also used.

Legality[edit]

United States[edit]

Snagging, like other methods of fishing, is controlled by the wildlife regulating agency of each state. A list of the legality for each state follows.

State Status
Alabama Prohibited with exceptions.[2]
Alaska Prohibited with exceptions.[3]
Arizona Prohibited with exceptions.[4]
Arkansas Prohibited with exceptions.[5]
California Illegal.[6]
Colorado Prohibited with exceptions.[7]
Connecticut Prohibited with exceptions.[8]
Delaware Prohibited with exceptions.[9]
Florida Unknown.[10]
Georgia Illegal.[11]
Hawaii Legal but prohibited in certain areas.[12]
Idaho Illegal.[13]
Illinois Legal for some species during certain seasons.[14]
Indiana Illegal.[15]
Iowa Prohibited with exceptions.[16]
Kansas Legal for Paddlefish.[17]
Kentucky Legal for some species.[18]
Louisiana Prohibited with exceptions.[19]
Maine Prohibited with exceptions.[20]
Maryland Illegal.[21]
Massachusetts Illegal.[22]
Michigan Illegal.[23]
Minnesota Illegal.[24]
Mississippi Unknown.[25]
Missouri Prohibited with exceptions.[26]
Montana Prohibited with exceptions.[27]
Nebraska Prohibited with exceptions.[28]
Nevada Prohibited with exceptions.[29]
New Hampshire Unknown.[30]
New Jersey Prohibited with exceptions.[31]
New Mexico Prohibited with exceptions.[32]
New York Prohibited with exceptions.[33]
North Carolina Illegal.[34]
North Dakota Prohibited with exceptions.[35]
Ohio Prohibited with exceptions.[36]
Oklahoma Prohibited with exceptions.[37]
Oregon Prohibited with exceptions.[38]
Pennsylvania Illegal.[39]
Rhode Island Illegal.[40]
South Carolina Unknown.[41]
South Dakota Prohibited with exceptions.[42]
Tennessee Prohibited with exceptions.[43]
Texas Illegal.[44]
Utah Illegal.[45]
Vermont Illegal.[46]
Virginia Illegal.[47]
Washington Illegal.[48]
West Virginia Permitted for certain species.[49]
Wisconsin Illegal.[50]
Wyoming Illegal.[51]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPage?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&mode=article&objectID=31644
  2. ^ "Alabama Fishing Limits and General Regulations". Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sport Fish Regulations". Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fishing Glossary". Arizona Game and Fish Department. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Technique-Specific Fishing Regulations". Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations". California Department of Fish and Game Florida: New regulations will go into effect 9/1/13 regarding the snagging of tarpon. See: http://flylifemagazine.com/of-interest-dont-kid-yourself-its-a-snagging-device-by-design/. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Colorado Wildlife Regulations Ch 01". Colorado Division of Wildlife. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "DEP: Inland Sport Fishing Definitions". Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Gamefish and General Freshwater Fishing Restrictions". Delaware Division if Fish & Wildlife. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Fish and Wildlife Research Institute". Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Freshwater and Trout Fishing Methods". Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Fishing - Common Questions". Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "General Fishing Season Information". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.dnr.state.il.us/fish/digest/2010%20fishing%20guide.zip
  15. ^ http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/5870.htm#snag
  16. ^ http://www.iowadnr.gov/law/regs/regs_fish.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/Fishing/Fishing-Regulations/Paddlefish-Snagging
  18. ^ http://fw.ky.gov/pdf/2010fishguidefishingregs.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/methods-recreationally-taking-freshwater-and-saltwater-fish
  20. ^ http://www.maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/fishing/pdfs/Laws&Definitions.pdf
  21. ^ http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/fishing_guide/2010_MD_Fishing_Guide_Final_LowRes.pdf
  22. ^ http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/regulations/abstracts/hunt_fish_abstracts.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10364_52261_52262-211038--,00.html
  24. ^ http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/regulations/fishing/fishing2010.pdf
  25. ^ http://home.mdwfp.com/Fisheries/Default.aspx
  26. ^ http://mdc.mo.gov/fishing/regulations/general-fishing-provisions/general-fishing-methods
  27. ^ http://fwpiis.mt.gov/content/getItem.aspx?id=41950
  28. ^ http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/Fishing/guides/fishguide/pdf/FishGuide.pdf
  29. ^ http://www.ndow.org/law/regs/fishregs/nv_fish_regs_2010_lr.pdf
  30. ^ http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fishing/Fishing_PDFs/FW_Fishing_Guide.pdf
  31. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/2010/digfsh10-regs.pdf
  32. ^ http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/publications/documents/rib/2010/10-11_Fishing_RIB.pdf
  33. ^ http://pub.jfgriffin.com/doc/jfgriffin/10NYFW
  34. ^ http://www.ncwildlife.org/Regs/2010_11/2010-11_RegsDigest.pdf
  35. ^ http://gf.nd.gov/regulations/fish/pdf/2010-2012fish-guide.pdf
  36. ^ http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/dow/regulations/fishing_general.aspx
  37. ^ http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/regs/2010fishguide.pdf
  38. ^ http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/docs/2010_Oregon_Sport_Fishing_Regs.pdf
  39. ^ http://fishandboat.com/fishpub/summary/z00complete.pdf
  40. ^ http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/regs/fishwild/fish1011.pdf
  41. ^ http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/rulesregs1011.pdf
  42. ^ http://gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/docs/fishing-handbook.pdf
  43. ^ http://www.state.tn.us/twra/pdfs/fishguide.pdf
  44. ^ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdpubs/media/regulations_summary_2010_2011.pdf
  45. ^ http://wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks/2010_fishing/2010_fishing.pdf
  46. ^ http://pub.jfgriffin.com/doc/jfgriffin/10vtab/2009120702/
  47. ^ http://www.mrc.state.va.us/regulations/swrecfishingrules.shtm
  48. ^ "Washington State 2010-2011 Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet". Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  49. ^ http://www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Regs10/RegsOtherMethods.pdf
  50. ^ http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/20432/50594/pub/
  51. ^ http://gf.state.wy.us/downloads/pdf/fishregs.pdf