Last Updated: 10/9/2021
Alabama Rig Laws by State: How Many Hooks are Legal
It is important to know your state’s hook laws when fishing an umbrella rig. Not all states allow you to legally use 5 hooks.
States with a 2 Hook Limit:
Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, and Vermont all have a 2 hook limit for Alabama rigs.
States with a 3 Hook Limit:
Califonia, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming all have a 3 hook limit for Alabama rigs.
States with a 5 Hook or No Limit:
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia all have a 5 hook or no limit for Alabama rigs.
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