How many hooks can I put on my line?

I go fishing down by Milner and I want to know how many hooks I can put on my line. I'm fishing for catfish.


In Idaho, you are allowed up to 5 hooks per line, except where specifically prohibited (Page 44 of the 2011-2012 fishing rules: definition of hook).  A hook is defineds as "a bent wire device, for the catching of fish, to which one, two, or three points may be attached to a single shank.  What this means is that a treble hook is still considered one hook because it has a single shank - or point of attachment.  If you have a two pole stamp, you may fish 5 hooks on each line AND if you are ice fishing, you may have 5 hooks on up to 5 fishing lines.

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 4:24 PM MDT