CA Regs and slow pitch jigs

BlackShuck

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Can anybody clarify the CA regs on slow pitch jigs and number of hooks? Under the Rockfish regs it says not more than two hooks... is that for bait only or for lures as well?
Can I use a traditional two assist hooks on the top and on bottom of the jig?
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Search is your friend this has been asked numerous times . Few times in just the past week . 1 + 1 = 2 any way you add it up .
 
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    The one line and two hooks as defined by Carrie Wilson seems to be the clarification I needed to understand the regs.

    https://californiaoutdoors.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/using-scuba-to-photograph-abalone-divers/

    Treble hooks legal for rockfish?
    Question:
    Is it legal to use a treble hook while fishing for rockfish south of the 40.10 line? (Kevin M.)

    Answer: Yes. You may use no more than two hooks (a hook is a single hook, or a double or treble hook with multiple points connected to a common shank) and one line (CCR Title14, section 28.55 (d)). If, however, you have salmon on board, then you may only fish with salmon gear. Salmon gear consists of no more than two singsingle point, single shank barbless hooks when fishing for salmon or when salmon are on board (CCR Title14, section 27.80 (a)(2)).

    # # #

    Carrie Wilson is a marine biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game. She cannot personally answer everyone’s questions but will select a few to answer in this column each week. Contact her at [email protected].
     
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    Interesting I have seen several people running two hooks on the top of their FF jigs and 2 on the bottom.
     
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    Brother.... and I've seen people keep 9" bass as well. Know that ignorance of the law does not make the crime acceptable.
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    As long as there’s no rockfish in the boat, you can have as many hooks as you want.
    Oh so it's only for rockfish ok. I was under the assumption that the 2 hooks max was for all California fishing. Thx.
     
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    Rockfish and Salmon have hook number restrictions. Everything else no - hence the “chandelier” rigs you see on some flat fall type jigs.
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    Bait rigs is the only exseption to the 2 hook reg,
     
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