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drrick
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11/13/2017 05:59PM
Quetico requires barbless hooks. So can you have barbed lures in the tackle box for use later on in the trip back on the good old USA side?
 
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Lotw
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11/13/2017 06:23PM
Correct
mutz
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11/13/2017 09:41PM
After a couple of quetico trips, I now have a box of pinched barb hooks in multiple sizes that I can just switch out when I'm there.
zski
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11/14/2017 03:22PM
seems a fair number of those who use barbless where required end up continuing to use barbless where not required. i'm in that camp
Jackfish
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11/15/2017 09:19PM
The only barbless hooks required are the ones tied to your fishing line. All others can be left barbed until needed.
11/17/2017 06:40PM
quote zski: "seems a fair number of those who use barbless where required end up continuing to use barbless where not required. i'm in that camp "

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Kiporby
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11/20/2017 10:30AM
quote Frenchy19: "quote zski: "seems a fair number of those who use barbless where required end up continuing to use barbless where not required. i'm in that camp "


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Minnesotian
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11/20/2017 01:27PM
quote Kiporby: "quote Frenchy19: "quote zski: "seems a fair number of those who use barbless where required end up continuing to use barbless where not required. i'm in that camp "
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QueticoMike
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11/20/2017 01:52PM
I still like to use barbs when possible.
Jackfish
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11/20/2017 03:47PM
quote QueticoMike: "I still like to use barbs when possible. "
What Mike said.
11/22/2017 07:47AM
Both have advantages and disadvantages but prefer barbs myself...except when in the Q of course.

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QueticoMike
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11/22/2017 09:05AM
It is just heart breaking when have on a big fish and it jumps and throws your lure and can't help but to wonder if that fish might have stayed hooked with a barb. I know it is nice not to have a barb when the hook goes through your finger, but I am willing to take that chance. Understand the risks and be careful while landing a fish that is hooked with a barb.
Captn Tony
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11/23/2017 06:52AM
sorry a screwup!!
Captn Tony
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11/23/2017 06:54AM
quote Minnesotian: "quote Kiporby: "quote Frenchy19: "quote zski: "seems a fair number of those who use barbless where required end up continuing to use barbless where not required. i'm in that camp "
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mutz
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11/23/2017 03:58PM
quote QueticoMike: "It is just heart breaking when have on a big fish and it jumps and throws your lure and can't help but to wonder if that fish might have stayed hooked with a barb. I know it is nice not to have a barb when the hook goes through your finger, but I am willing to take that chance. Understand the risks and be careful while landing a fish that is hooked with a barb."


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MichiganMan
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11/25/2017 11:38AM
Initially I hated the idea of barbless when they first changed the regs. However, over the years I've come to respect it. I'd say we lose a handful of fish each trip that we would have landed with barbed hooks. Because the fishing is so good in the Q, those few lost usually aren't a big deal. When catching and releasing, it definitely makes it easier to get the hooks out and the fish back in the water quickly. It also helps avoid the issue of a barbed hook deeply embedded into one of us. That said, when I'm fishing in Michigan or anywhere else, I still use barbed hooks.

I still struggle with the live bait ban though. Minnows- I get that, we don't want exotic species introduced. But there was nothing better than sitting around the campfire in the evening while catching numerous walleye on leeches/bobbers. I've tried that with Berkley Gulp leeches, and it just isn't the same as a live leech.
24kGold
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11/27/2017 08:30AM
quote Captn Tony: "quote Minnesotian: "quote Kiporby: "quote Frenchy19: "quote zski: "seems a fair number of those who use barbless where required end up continuing to use barbless where not required. i'm in that camp "
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