Which states do allow Limb-Lines and which states don't?

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by ks-limb-liner, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. ks-limb-liner

    ks-limb-liner New Member

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    Wichita, Kansas
    I was amazed when I heard of the 1 state that allowed limb lines, but no live bait, I could just see me in front of the judge, but judge it was dead when I put that bait out.
    Reminds me of my last trip to Yellowstone National Park, and was watching this (1) armed man standing next to a "Please, don't feed the bears" sign, with a package of hotdog's in his hand, made me wonder if he didn't read the sign the last time he was here.
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Guthrie, Oklaho
    First Darrel, with 4 posts, I will assume your new to the board and extend my welcome to you.

    Second, which state was you referring to about the limb line and no live bait?

    Oklahoma does allow limb lines with live bait. LOL. Matter of fact, there is some sentiment about putting bass fishermen and/or democrats on the hooks. ROTFLMAO
     

  3. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    State:
    SE Iowa
    First welcome to the BOC.

    Iowa doesn't allow limb lines but it does allow bank poles which is kinda bring your own limb. Live bait is OK.
    have a good one
    just
     
  4. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    State:
    Eastern Nebr
    Nebraska allows them on the rivers only. Not on the lakes.
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    State:
    Kentucky
    Well...Tennessee and Kentucky do allow live baits on limb lines. I used to run some years ago in Tn. All my live baits go on rod & reels nowadays though, as I prefer the battle on the rod.:wink: Welcome to the " BOC ".
     
  6. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    State:
    Vian Okla
    Don,t trash my lake with that kind of bait!!!!:smile2:lmao:smile2:
     
  7. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    State:
    Indiana
    Indiana allows limb lines...you can fish up to 10 at a time.
     
  8. ks-limb-liner

    ks-limb-liner New Member

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    State:
    Wichita, Kansas
    yea I'm thinking (which is rare) that he said n. carolina, but not sure

    and thxs for the welcoming.
     
  9. clay_sosu

    clay_sosu New Member

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    State:
    texas
    In texas limb lines with live bait are legal except in certain areas like any waters inside a state park, or community lakes. But everywhere else they're legal. Supposed to have owners name and address attached and have to be checked at least once every 24 hours
     
  10. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Wilm .N.C
    N.C. allows limb lines /trott lines /jugs ,but no live bait on them ,the only legal way to fish lve bait in N.C. is on a r&r
     
  11. flysure1

    flysure1 New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    I believe they were outlawed in Illinois quite a few years back, they are working on lead sinkers/jigheads/etc here now!
     
  12. crazycat1

    crazycat1 New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    Ohio allows 50 per person. Live or dead bait it does not matter. You are also allowed 2 trot lines with up to 50 hooks. I prefer limb lines. If you get a big one on a trot it usually messes up the entire line.
     
  13. catdaddy007

    catdaddy007 Member

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    SE Arkansas
    Limblines are legal here in Arkansas. So is live bait, although I'm not sure about the bass fishermen or democrats. Might have to check into that one.lol:smile2::smile2::cool2:
     
  14. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    State:
    Missouri
    Legal in Missouri. Live bait is also allowed.
     
  15. ks-limb-liner

    ks-limb-liner New Member

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    State:
    Wichita, Kansas
    "50"? Dangggggg, I'm moving up your way, Got a spare room for me Paul?
    (only need the room durning the day)I'd be in hog heaven! I'm impressed.
     
  16. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    State:
    Little Rock, AR
    Welcome to the BOC, Darrell! No limit on limblines here in Arkansas, or on the number of poles you can use, except that just below the dams on the Arkansas you are only allowed one. That's probably because those spots tend to have quite a few people fishing, and one person trying to use several poles at once would create a problem. Live bait is OK, but you aren't allowed to use any part of a gamefish for bait, regardless of how you are fishing.
     
  17. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    Ohio allows it all....stiff regulations on trotlines tho....
     
  18. ks-limb-liner

    ks-limb-liner New Member

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    State:
    Wichita, Kansas
    Welcome to the BOC David
     
  19. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    State:
    AR
    Darrell, welcome to the BOC/SOC :cool2:, best catfishing site on the web!

    Now I know who all the Kansas guy's have been cussing all these years:wink::smile2:.
     
  20. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    State:
    Ronceverte
    West Virginia allows limblines and trotlines. No jug fishing. I do believe you have to put a tag with your name, address, and phone number on the limblines.