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.

StateAlabama Rig Hook LimitSource
Alabama5Alabama Umbrella Rig Laws
AlaskaN/AN/A
Arizona2Arizona Alabama Rig Laws
Arkansas5Arkansas Alabama Rig Laws
California3California Alabama Rig Laws
Colorado3Colorado Alabama Rig Laws
Connecticut5Connecticut Alabama Rig Laws
Delaware3Delaware Alabama Rig Laws
FloridaNo LimitFlorida Alabama Rig Laws
Georgia5Georgia Alabama Rig Laws
Hawaii2Hawaii Alabama Rig Laws
Idaho5Idaho Alabama Rig Laws
IllinoisVaries, see sourceIllinois Alabama Rig Laws
Indiana3Indiana Alabama Rig Laws
Iowa2Iowa Alabama Rig Laws
Kansas2Kansas Alabama Rig Laws
Kentucky5Kentucky Alabama Rig Laws
Louisiana5Louisiana Alabama Rig Laws
Maine1Maine Alabama Rig Laws
Maryland2Maryland Alabama Rig Laws
Massachusetts2Massachusetts Alabama Rig Laws
Michigan5Michigan Alabama Rig Laws
Minnesota1Minnesota Alabama Rig Laws
Mississippi5Mississippi Alabama Rig Laws
Missouri3Missouri Alabama Rig Laws
MontanaVaries, see sourceMontana Alabama Rig Laws
NebraskaVaries, see sourceNebraska Alabama Rig Laws
Nevada2Nevada Alabama Rig Laws
New HampshireIllegalNew Hampshire Alabama Rig Laws
New JerseyVaries, see sourceNew Jersey Alabama Rig Laws
New Mexico5New Mexico Alabama Rig Laws
New York5New York Alabama Rig Laws
North Carolina5North Carolina Alabama Rig Laws
North Dakota2North Dakota Alabama Rig Laws
Ohio3Ohio Alabama Rig Laws
Oklahoma5Oklahoma Alabama Rig Laws
Oregon3Oregon Alabama Rig Laws
Pennsylvania5Pennsylvania Alabama Rig Laws
Rhode Island3Rhode Island Alabama Rig Laws
South CarolinaNo LimitSouth Carolina Alabama Rig Laws
South Dakota3South Dakota Alabama Rig Laws
Tennessee3Tennessee Alabama Rig Laws
Texas5Texas Alabama Rig Laws
Utah3Utah Alabama Rig Laws
Vermont2Vermont Alabama Rig Laws
VirginiaNo LimitVirginia Alabama Rig Laws
Washington3Washington Alabama Rig Laws
West VirginiaNo LimitWest Virginia Alabama Rig Laws
Wisconsin3Wisconsin Alabama Rig Laws
Wyoming3Wyoming Alabama Rig Laws