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Circle Hooks - Tidal Delaware​

Circle Hooks RequiredBeginning April 1, 2020, when fishing with bait for ANY species of fish in the Pennsylvania portion of the Tidal Delaware River Estuary, the use of a non-offset (inline) circle hook is required.

Non-offset (inline) circle hooks are easier to unhook from fish, result in less injuries compared to j-hook and treble hook styles, and are important in reducing fish mortality.

The seasons, sizes, and creel limits for Delaware River Striped Bass have changed.

Questions? SE Region Law Enforcement Office: 717-626-0228, or view press release for more details.