So for my kayak, I have a medium net, a large net, and a buoy and harpoon system. I was thinking about adding either a hand gaff or lip gripper. Lip gripper is good for releasing fish but I don't think they will work for salmon or halibut over 25 pounds. For harvesting, I can see a gaff being effective.
I always thought gaffs were illegal for salmon anywhere. But all I can find in the regs are:
"Gaffs prohibited: A gaff may not be used to puncture any fish intended to be released."
The "gaffs prohibited" seems contrary to the clarification after the colon.
So if I am keeping it, I can gaff a salmon? Anyone else see anything in regs. Sorry scouring reg books from a smartphone.
If I am releasing, I don't even want to net it.