True dat. Which is why I recommended reading the regs for himself. We are always glad to help interpret. But you really need to know them for yourself."Officer, these guys on the internet said...." will REALLY not get you any slack.
P.S. I've just realized that I've hijacked your thread @Fred. Sorry. Let's return to answering his question about best lures & flies; for when the stream does open for trout on the 22nd. I vote for Thomas Buoyant spoons, Mepps spinners, Woolly Buggers and Teeny Nymphs.True dat. Which is why I recommended reading the regs for himself. We are always glad to help interpret. But you really need to know them for yourself.
Case in point: several years ago my BIL was nook fishing, on the Alsea near Tidewater. Upon take out at the ramp he was approached by a LEO (law enforcement OFFicer) whom asked, "Whatcha got there" as he looked at the fish in my BIL's hands. My BIL began to reply with..."well, OFFicer, I think it's"...BAM! He was ticketed on the spot! For failure to identify WHICH SPECIE of Salmon that he had--BEFORE pulling it into his boat. Ergo a fisherman / woman is REQUIRED to clearly know the differences between Nooks and Ho's.
Carry on...and tight lines. TD
Thanks for the advice, I got some of the lures you recommended.