I tried to start a thread on the AK State Troopers thread ... old alaskan pilot says "nojoy" ... beyond my rank or privilidge.
In another thread I brought up this topic.
If you keep a Ling attached to a Rockfish ... don't talk about it at the docks ... State reg says you can use parts of the dead sportfish but not the whole live fish. Fish & Game officer told me this ... not trying to hijack thread or be the computer cop but I think this is good info.. This was all I could find on AK Sport Fish site.
Use of sport-caught fish as bait:
(1) Whitefish, herring, and other species for which no seasonal or harvest limits are specified in 5 AAC 47 - 5 AAC 75, as well as the head, tail, fins, and viscera of legally taken sport fish, may be used for bait or other purposes. (2) Herring and other species of fish for which no seasonal or harvest limits are specified in 5 AAC 47 - 5 AAC 75 may be used as live bait
, except that live fish may not be used as bait for sport fishing in fresh water
. (3) Live bait may be possessed, transported, or released only in the salt waters or the regulatory area in which it was taken.
Do I have it wrong? I always thought that if you used a live sportfish to catch another sportfish you were in violation of the law. Perhaps not?