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Not illegal unfortunately

Posted by gyozadude
on May-22-08 11:52am

(In reply to: Is it illegal to snag WSB? posted by Sin_Coast on May-22-08 10:36am)

AFAIK, the ocean regs for 2008/2009 are not sufficiently explicit enough to the point that it outlaws snagging. I've checked section 28.65 on general gear restrictions as well as 28.35 for White seabass.

Ironically, snagging is explicitly illegal for Stripers and sturgeon as stated in the regs section 27.85 and 27.90. Go figure.

So where there is absent prohibitions... it's legal. And if ticketed for such a violation, the regs are obscure enough such that most folks would never be able to interpret intent of the law... well, then the law is unenforceable and a judge would have to throw out a citation as such as well intentioned as any law enforcement person was.


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Current thread:

Is it illegal to snag WSB?   Sin_Coast - May-22-08 10:36am
Not illegal unfortunately   gyozadude - May-22-08 11:52am
Re: Is it illegal to snag WSB?   pierhead - May-22-08 12:36pm
Freshwater Reg. book specifically states   Santa - May-22-08 1:43pm
Some day the poachers, the cheats, the...   Ken Jones - May-22-08 4:52pm
Ed Roberts is correct   Clayman - May-22-08 7:55pm
Re: Freshwater Reg. book specifically states   avidangler - May-22-08 7:02pm
Re: Freshwater Reg. book specifically states   songslinger - May-22-08 7:53pm
It may be worth checking since 99% of the wsb...   Ken Jones - May-23-08 6:39am
Re: Freshwater Reg. book specifically states   Sin_Coast - May-23-08 10:14am
Only a cheater snags PERIOD....   oldmanandthesea - May-22-08 8:17pm
What's legal may not be ethical.   Ken Jones - May-23-08 6:13am

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