i agea i just had to give some info for the people that aredoing it not know so maybe they could read it and amybe they mite relize they are snagging . because the snaggers out there it does not mater they know what there dowing and they wont stop . but your write about the 10 foot lead and the angle with the big corkie to float that bighook . but the most efectiv liner i ever met used a 2 foot leader because mostof the bummps they feel are on there main line but your write no one likes snagers unless your one of them no need to write any more it is a thread that will just make member argu in stead of talk about fishing i hope to see you on the river agin AA mite have to plan a trip with you and Dan havea good dayArcticAmoeba said:Alright, regardless of how much good information is presented on this thread... It is going to get out of hand quickly if we keep arguing. Effectively snagging fish is a learned technique, so you cannont blame amateurs/ignorant people for it. Those snagging are not ignorant. They are doing it with purpose. And the reason for 10 foot leaders and corkie is to get the proper line angle, covering the most water in the area fish hold You do not need to see the fish, just feel the bump. You can line fish from inside the mouth with 12 inch leaders if you can sight fish 'em. There is no need, but it can be done, and probably is done by someone somewhere. Point is, this type of fishing is going on everywhere. Do your part to stop it. Educate the willing, and ring up OSP and the local police for those un-willing to stop. Targeting fish with the intent to un-farily hook them is also illegal... That is why you can get written a ticket for the gear you run if the officer knows that particular rig to be inneffective in the area being policed. Keep the arguments/banter to a minimum. This one has pretty much played itself out. Wait until the middle of September. Snag threads will be pouring out of our ears!