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I had a question regarding the regs on using "fin fish" for bait in region 2 while fishing for sturgeon.

It states on pg 9, you can either use the head of the fin fish or the headless body of the fin fish. Why is it that you can use one or the other, but can't keep the heads on? Or maybe I am misunderstanding how it is written.

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I think that is the exact intent,hard to try and get away with live bait if the head isn't attached. You know somebody would try and get away with live if there was any way possible.

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No but could be quite productive for springs.

My friends and I used to fish live bait back in Ontario for Salmon and Steelies. It was very productive and the strikes are pretty cool too. You could sometimes see your float moving around a lot before these strikes. This was the minnow trying to get away, and you knew the float was about to disappear and you'd be in a battle. Other times the rod is almost ripped out of your hand if your not holding it tight enough.
 

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fishing for springs with cut plug herring is very successful, that requires cutting the heads off
Yes, but using any fin fish as bait, other than for sturgeon in Region 2, in freshwater, is prohibited. Can you imagine if we were allowed to cut plug the mid to upper Fraser? It would be a slaughter.

Thrasher - my buddy works for DFO and he confirmed to me that one of the reasons the whole fish is not allowed in freshwater is to prevent live species migration. He also said it is a conservation measure as the whole fish is more appealing to some species.
 
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