Is an Alabama legal in my state? That is probably the first question that comes to your mind when you think about fishing with the controversial Umbrella Rig.
For that reason, I have done the research for you.
Below you will find a state by state list of the current regulations when it comes to fishing with this lure.
Please keep in mind, that while I try to keep this list up to date, always check the fishing regulation guide for your state before going out on the water.
This can be done, by clicking the link next to your state and downloading the most recent guide.
Is the Alabama Rig legal in……
No limitations in AL, use up to 5 hooks no problem.
Stay out of trouble by fishing with no more than 2 hooks in AZ.
You can fish with up to 5 hooks in AR.
Legal up to 3 hooks in CA.
Yes, you can use an A-rig in CO, but only up to 3 hooks. The other two will have to be dummy baits or spinners.
Up to 5 hooks in CT.
Limited to 3 hooks in DE.
There are no limitations in FL, you can use up to 5 hooks.
Fish all five hooks in GA.
Limited to a 2 hook setup in HI.
Yes, you can use this lure in ID. You are allowed up to 5 hooks per line.
Is the Alabama rig legal in Illinois? Yes, but there are some limitations. For example, it is legal on the Mississippi river between Illinois and Missouri, but not on waters between IL and OH. Learn more about what waters the umbrella is legal in this state here.
You may use an umbrella rig in IN, but you are limited to 3 hooks.
Limited to 2 hooks per line in IA, however a fully equipped Umbrella rig is not recognized as an artificial lure.
No problems in KS, but you will have to modify it to only two hooks.
No worries in KY. Fish away with all 5 hooks.
All 5 hooks allowed in LA.
ILLEGAL – Sorry guys no fishing with the A-rig here.
No more than 2 hooks in the state of MD.
You are limited to a 2 hook setup in MA
Fish the many beautiful lakes that MI has to offer, with up to 5 hooks.
Yes, it is legal to use an Alabama rig in MN, but you are limited to one hook. You will have to attach dummy baits or spinners on the other wires. Learn more at their website here.
No limitations in MS, fish up to 5 hooks at a time.
There is a 3 hook limit in MO.
Montana is a tricky one because it is divided into 3 sections, Central, Western and Eastern MT. Western and Central Montana are both limited to 2 hooks. However, you can fish up to 5 hooks in Eastern Montana, download the most recent regulations according to the body of water you will be fishing at their website found here.
If you are fishing ponds in NE you are limited to two hooks. However, if you are fishing in lakes you can use up to 5.
Anglers who fish in NV are limited to 2 baited hooks.
ILLEGAL – Sorry guys, it is not recognized as an artificial lure in NH.
Fish an A-rig with 5 hooks no problems in NJ, EXCEPT the Delaware river. You are limited to just 3.
There are no limitations in NM. Fish an umbrella rig with up to 5 baited hooks.
Yes, this lure is legal in NY. You can fish 5 lures with up to 15 hook points. However, according to their website there may be certain waters that limit the number of hooks. You will need to investigate the particular lake you are fishing to make sure you don’t have any troubles.
There are no umbrella rig limitations in NC. Fish a 5 hook setup.
Only two lures can have hooks according to the ND fishing regulations website.
Fish away in the great state of OH. You are allowed to use up to hooks per setup.
Yes, you can use an Alabama rig in OK, up to a 5 hook setup.
Avoid trouble by using only 3 hooks when fishing OR.
The Umbrella rig is legal in PA, up to a 5 hook setup.
Limited to 3 hook setup in RI.
No limitations in SC. Fish your A-rig fully loaded up to hooks.
You are limited to fishing only with 3 baited hooks in SD.
Yes, the umbrella rig is legal in Tennessee, but it does have limitations. 3 hooks per rod is the only limitation to fishing this bait in TN.
If you fish with less than 5 hooks you will have no problems catching large bass in TX.
No bait can have more than 3 hooks in UT. Download the latest guidebook here.
A 2 hooks per line in the state of VT. Get the latest guide here.
No limitations in VA, fish up to 5 hooks.
While it is legal in WA, you are limited to 3 hooks per angler. Download the latest guide here.
Like its sister state, WV has no limitations when it comes to fishing with an Umbrella rig. Get your guide here.
It is legal to fish in WI, but you can’t fish with more than 3 hooks or lures per line.
There is a limitation of 3 hooks in WY. Download the latest guide here.
**Once again, I try hard to keep this list up to date, but please make sure to use the links next to your state to download the most recent fishing regulations for your state.