Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Would These Be Legal?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Polk County Florida
    Posts
    29

    Default Would These Be Legal?

    I was going through one of my tackle boxes today and I noticed I had several packs of soft plastic baits (worms, grubs, etc.) in the chartreuse/green color. I thought that a 1" piece of the green plastic threaded on a hook would emulate the "Green Weenie" nymph quite well. Just wondering if this would be legal to use in the Park? I think it would be legal outside the Park, but I am not sure. Anyone know?
    Joe

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Knoxville
    Posts
    218

    Default

    Single hook? Artificial? If so, it's legal in the park.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Polk County Florida
    Posts
    29

    Default

    Yes, single hook and I guess plastic is artificial. So I might just try it.
    Joe

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Polk County Florida
    Posts
    29

    Default

    I suppose the little powerbait worms in the jar by Berkley would not be legal?
    Joe

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Knoxville
    Posts
    218

    Default

    Again, if it's artificial, its legal.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hillbilly Hollow, NC
    Posts
    1,041

    Default

    I am not sure but I don't think the soft plastic can be scent infused? It may just be a NC thing but I know a couple years back they made scent infused baits illegal on certain trout waters. Maybe someone can clarify that for us.
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
    Salvador Dali

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Maryville
    Posts
    1,101

    Default

    "Use or possession of any form of fish bait or liquid scent other than artificial flies or lures on or along any park stream while in possession of fishing tackle is prohibited. Prohibited baits include, but are not limited to, minnows (live or preserved), worms, corn, cheese, bread, salmon eggs, pork rinds, liquid scents and natural baits found along streams. "

    https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/fishing.htm
    My posts are worthless without pictures

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    knoxville tn
    Posts
    224

    Default

    I talked to a ranger about that very same thing a few years back. Most soft plastics are scented, which was covered above.

    And were getting back to something I've mentioned before, getting your pockets and vehicle turned inside out. Because blank hooks can cause that to happen.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    knoxville tn
    Posts
    224

    Default Todd.

    That single tail trout magnet isn't so crazy now is it, techno?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Knoxville
    Posts
    104

    Default Nah - still crazy

    Quote Originally Posted by 77punk View Post
    That single tail trout magnet isn't so crazy now is it, techno?
    Totally kidding - anyway... ducky told me one time, that the native trout will eat a cigarette butt if you drift it right!?! :Lol
    -:- Todd Baker
    -:- Former Coloradoan with Appalachian roots and saltwater aspirations.
    -:- https://www.instagram.com/technowannabe/


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •