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I know in the regs it says barbless hooks when fishing for salmon. I just need some clarification.
Do you have to be barbless when fishing for halibut or ling? What would happen if you were lowering your hali rig and a salmon took it on the way down? ???

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What would happen if you were lowering your hali rig and a salmon took it on the way down?
Never seen a Salmon grab a big Halibut jig but have had a Coho grab one of those Rockfish jigs I posted on earlier in the week.It was a small jig and a big Coho and I just about sh*t when he streaked up and grabbed it.

Wasn't quite sure what to do it was an isolated spot with no one around for miles but if there's a time a Fisheries Officer will show up.....

So I just hauled hard/busted him off.
 

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What would happen if you were lowering your hali rig and a salmon took it on the way down? ???
You were aiming for halibut, and you did not have to use barbless hooks.
Nothing defines what to do if you catch salmon on a gear intended for other fish.
If you have salmon tag on your valid license and if it is retainable salmon, I believe it is legal to keep the catch.
 
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