Number of fishing rods allowed

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Salmonid, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Hey , in reading a lot of replies to the "what do you do when catfishing" post, I noticed sveral of you mentioned using another rod and fishing for bass,bait etc.

    Here in Ohio you are allowed to fish only 2 poles at any time and there pretty strict about it. So when I am catfishing, I use both rods for catfish and spend a lot of time wishing I could use more then 2 rods so I could keep busy with a 3rd one,:rolleyes:

    From what I understand, in Ky, you can use 3

    Now get this, if I Live in Ohio , but buy a KY License and know that both states have reciprocal license agreements and allow each others to fish each others shoreline up to the first obstruction or riffle, So logically if I buy a KY License and fish the Ohio side I should be able to fish 3 rods right?? Nope, Only KY folks can do that as you are bound to your Home states rules and regulation in the primary sense, then the other states rules apply secondarily, Did I confuse anyone with that?? So if I am from KY and fish the Ohio side, I can use 3 rods, but living in Ohio, with Ohio license, I can only use 2, go figure.....

    What are other states limits?

    A quick reply with numbers only and from what state will suffice, It will be interesting to see, Im sure!

    Salmonid
     
  2. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    In South Carolina its two rods from the bank but unlimited from a boat.
     

  3. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    In CA 1 rod unless you purchase a second rod stamp for $13.00 a year, then the max is 2
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Salmonid I was under the impression that you could use your Ohio License on the KY side and use 3 poles. I emailed DNR and they told me that in "Ohio" you must abide by Ohio Rules I didnt ask about fishing the KY side.
     
  5. Rockjumper

    Rockjumper New Member

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    Pennsylvania is a two pole limit, (useing two poles to fish at one time) and you cannot leave a pole unattended.
     
  6. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    oklahoma is 7:)
     
  7. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    There is no rod limit here in Arkansas. you can fish with as many as you can handle. 4 is about all I can handle but I have used as many as 6.
     
  8. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Ryang, are you saying that in Ohio, they have to follow Ohio's rules and in KY those with Ohio License have to follow KY's rules?? While that make all the right kind of sense, Thats half the reason I doubt it works that way(because DNR never does what seems to make sense, most of the time) and the other half is it was expalined to me a while back the way I explained it so Ill try to find out myself for sure. I hope your right.
    Ill let you know if I can get a straight answer.

    Thanks,
    Salmonid
     
  9. truck

    truck New Member

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    If you have a Ky lic,fishing ky side you can use as many poles as you want:)
     
  10. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Here in tn if I am remembering correctly you can use as many poles as you like but are limited to 100 hooks.
     
  11. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    No limit at all in Tennessee. You can fish with 10 if you can keep up with them. LOL
     
  12. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Nope, we havent decended into having fishing rod police.
    I dont know that I would support an all out state catfish limit even though I rarely keep anything to eat.
    There are a few bodies of water that should have a mandatory keep what you catch no limit of cats. One of those is Jordan lake. I dont care where you throw an anchor in that lake , you can sink your boat with fiddlers.
    It should be against the law to throw the dang things back.
     
  13. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    Il limit: two pole per species.
     
  14. slider

    slider New Member

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    in mo 3 untagged poles if using more than three they must be tagged with name and address
     
  15. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Yep there is no rod limit here in NC. Mark I agree man, those fiddlers can be terrible. I fished jordan a couple times....caught alot of them little suckers. But there in almost all the lakes around here. Gaston Lake, kerr lake, etc. Alot of people keep the blue's and channel's and throw back them little suckers....it can get unbalanced alot of times.

    Zakk:)
     
  16. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    .....2 poles in ohio? cant remember how long its been since i obeyed that rule:D i usually fish with just 2 but there are times when i use three plus a bait pole. if im in an area where no one else is fishing i dont see a problem since i release fish, but if someone comes along and theres limited space i'll gladly make room and just use 2. or if i'm in an area where the game warden might spot me:D
     
  17. edward361

    edward361 New Member

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    no limit on poles in Texas.:0a23:
     
  18. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    We can use and unlimited number rods in Alabama.
     
  19. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    That was my impression I didnt specificly ask that tho to the DNR I can send them another note if you want.
     
  20. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    In kansas you can use 2 rods. three if you buy a third pole permit for $6 or so!