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How many hooks can you run in FL?

Regs say 25 hooks. Is that per line or total overall in the water (all lines combined)?
Do the regs have a number of lines listed or a must maintain visual of the lines at all times type stipulation to them? I’ll go take a look now anyway.
 

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I’m interested in knowing about this. I’ve been thinking about getting a seine net
F-it, we live in a lawless world today... come on over and help me run 500yds of gill net a couple nights!;)
 
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Just do a Facebook live when the FWC guys come and just start screaming racist pigs and you'll be fine.
Exactly!;) But they’d have to keep up and catch me first!:)
 

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Are we getting too lazy to catch fish one at a time?

You should change your name to bait dunkin' meat hauler
Hmmm I already work in oil and gas, have a diesel pickup, add regular fish killing to my resume, I'm basically the devil.

Honestly I don't even consider this fishing, it's closer to trapping in my mind, to me it's just a way to stock a freezer without pounding the Crappie and real sport fish.

Hell, I'll really be hurting feelings if I decide to pay that extra 25$ for a freshwater commercial license and start running hoop nets LMAO. I already have 1 slat trap. Seriously couldn't believe the commercial lic is only 25$
 

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Hmmm I already work in oil and gas, have a diesel pickup, add regular fish killing to my resume, I'm basically the devil.

Honestly I don't even consider this fishing, it's closer to trapping in my mind, to me it's just a way to stock a freezer without pounding the Crappie and real sport fish.

Hell, I'll really be hurting feelings if I decide to pay that extra 25$ for a freshwater commercial license and start running hoop nets LMAO. I already have 1 slat trap. Seriously couldn't believe the commercial lic is only 25$
Thanks. I had no idea what you would be fishing for. Sounds like a productive way to catch Crappie.
 

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Let's see, $25 for the commercial freshwater license then all the hard work you can stand - for very little money (if at all...)... Where do I sign up?

I held a commercial hook and line ticket in the mid-eighties for saltwater and learned the hard way how little I could generate... Good luck to anyone wanting to go down that road. At least these days we have fairly reasonable regs and the FWC to make sure we're not beating up the resource (the way everyone did when I first came to Florida in 1971...).

Now all we need is years and years of hard work (and tons of money...) to restore our waters....
 

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Trot line , really. Fresh water guys use them around docks on my home lake.they never remove. I can tell you horror stories w all those hooks. Worse than gill nets . Why not just use a shell cracker trap. Pop up noodles and jugging seem to be most productive for cats up here.

come on man , don’t be that guy.
 

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Let's see, $25 for the commercial freshwater license then all the hard work you can stand - for very little money (if at all...)... Where do I sign up?

I held a commercial hook and line ticket in the mid-eighties for saltwater and learned the hard way how little I could generate... Good luck to anyone wanting to go down that road. At least these days we have fairly reasonable regs and the FWC to make sure we're not beating up the resource (the way everyone did when I first came to Florida in 1971...).

Now all we need is years and years of hard work (and tons of money...) to restore our waters....
The commercial comment was a joke. I worked on a blue crab boat some when I was young, there are easier ways to make a living.
 

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Trot line , really. Fresh water guys use them around docks on my home lake.they never remove. I can tell you horror stories w all those hooks. Worse than gill nets . Why not just use a shell cracker trap. Pop up noodles and jugging seem to be most productive for cats up here.

come on man , don’t be that guy.
It's illegal to leave lines unattended (they have to be fished from dark and must come out by dawn) on my lake. Even if it wasn't, I would never leave anything like that in the water if I wasn't actively fishing it, I live on the lake I'll be fishing. I have removed several un-tagged lines since I moved up here.

Shell cracker traps are illegal in Fl, along with any other traps that target game fish, basically catfish are the only thing you are allowed to catch on a trap or passive method (bush hook or trotline).

Pop up noodles and jugs are also illegal in FL. All lines or bush hooks have to be fixed/tied off to structure or anchored, they also have to be labeled with the name and address of the person running them.
 
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