Hook and Weight Regulations:
1. No more than two hooks may be used while angling for Pacific halibut and no more than three hooks may be used while angling for
other species except herring jigs may be used for marine food fish species (defined on page 11) other than Pacific halibut. A double
or treble point hook is classified as one hook. When angling with two rods (where allowed and with a current Two-Rod Angling
Validation), the general hook rule applies to each rod.
2. Measure hook gap from point to shank (see sketches at right).
3. When angling for sturgeon, anglers are restricted to one single-point barbless hook in all Oregon waters.
4. When angling for salmon or steelhead, (except in the ocean or as listed under Special Regulations for specific bodies of water) the
following regulations apply:
• Single-point hooks larger than 1-inch and multiple-point hooks larger than 9/16-inch gap are prohibited.
• All weight, if not part of a conventional lure, must be attached above the hooks. When using single-point hooks larger than 5/8-inch
gap or multiple-point hooks, the attachment of the weight must be 18 inches or more above uppermost hook.
5. When angling for salmon or steelhead in the ocean, anglers must refer to Marine Zone Regulations for Salmon and Steelhead,
page 103, and the Northwest Zone Special Regulations for Tillamook Bay, page 32.
6. Barbless hooks are advised for fisheries where the release of fish is anticipated, unless specifically required