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Old 12-17-2009, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you have two rods deadstuck right in front of you and another in your hand say jigging a small kastmaster with the hook removed is this allowed or is it 2 rods no matter what, or do you hope the ranger understands what your doing. All input is appreciated
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If you have two rods deadstuck right in front of you and another in your hand say jigging a small kastmaster with the hook removed is this allowed or is it 2 rods no matter what, or do you hope the ranger understands what your doing. All input is appreciated
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats a really good question. although a second rod stamp is 5 bucks. why risk the ticket and geting booted off the lake and possibly gettin ur stuff taken for 5 bucks.



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thats a really good question. although a second rod stamp is 5 bucks. why risk the ticket and geting booted off the lake and possibly gettin ur stuff taken for 5 bucks.



He would need a 3rd rod stamp for the senario he stated.(And Yes I know there is no such thing here in colorado) Having 2 rods dead sticking.. and jigging 1 rod without a hook.

I have wondered about this myself    Almost Like hooking up an Auto jigger with bells for kokes.... and then still fishing with 2 rods.
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I'll take a stab at this and hope I'm right. I believe the jig without a hook would be considered a decoy.. and you can have as many decoys set up as you want.
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Default Re: If it doesn't have a hook is it still considered a rod?

Good question I've wundered about that as well. Was thinkin about one of those automatic jiggers with the that 3 foot attractor . I would think that since there is no hook or intent to catch you would be ok . Prob should read the regs real close.
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you have a fishing license, that covers one line. If you have a second rod stamp, that covers your second line. Any other line in the water will net you a fine and possibly suspension of your fishing privileges.

I have a buddy that got busted for having 6 or 7 lines (no lures or hooks) out from his boat at Aurora, and got a stiff fine.

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I'll take a stab at this and hope I'm right. I believe the jig without a hook would be considered a decoy.. and you can have as many decoys set up as you want.
That would seem do different to me than a jigging machine.

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I have a buddy that got busted for having 6 or 7 lines (no lures or hooks) out from his boat at Aurora, and got a stiff fine.

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What?? What could they charge him with? That makes no sense.....



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Old 12-17-2009, 02:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I got a two rod stamp. I know the rules about chumming, daily limit etc. I ice fish the mile and Hog Heaven, "Antero"on a regular basis using small homemade jigs and flies but unless the fish swims close to my hole its not even going to notice my jigs. I had many people, especially this year tell me I can't jig anything if I have 2 rods in the water. I know I'm not going to catch a fish on my jigging rod, but without it I get roughly half the action. I don't want to get in trouble or anything and I can't find anything that the DOW says specifically if this is a 3rd rod. Maybe I'll have to wait untill the liscence patroll comes around and hope I don't get a ticket. Thanks for the term decoy Mark E, Does the DOW say anything about decoys?
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I checked their on-line fishing reg and the term decoy isn't used at all. I always thought that a fella could use as many decoys as he wanted - whether they were on a rod or not. Just as long as they didn't have a hook. I've heard of guys ripping hookless rattle traps and using big plastics as decoys. That still sounds logical to me. I guess I don't know for sure what the answer is. I'd like to know too
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