Favortie Hooks

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by lucky1, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. What are everyone's favorite brand, size, and style of hooks for cats. Feel free to be specific with species, location, lake or river, weather, etc. Does anyone sharpen their hooks after a trip?
     
  2. rolland

    rolland Fishing Noob

    384
    5
    371
    Im not nearly experienced enough to recomend a hook but as far as shapening I carry a small sharpining stone with me and might hit the hook a few times a night. After big fish I will check my knot, look to see if the hook is bent, check for sharpness. Any time I get snaged ill check and resharpen if I think it might help.
     

  3. hunted

    hunted i missed again........

    106
    0
    671
    i use gamakatsu circle hooks,4/0-6/0 for channels and either an 8/0 or 9/0 for shovels.as far as where i fish is usually in reservoirs or lakes.i usually check my hooks for sharpness,but i can catch quite a few fish on these without having to sharpen them.
     
  4. Mustad Ultra points hands down!!! 5/0-9/0 for the flatties and 1/0-5/0 for the channels. It all depends on bait size and presentation. I will use circle hooks when fish are hitting very aggresively. If I am fishing a river with ALOT of snags and I'm fishing for channels on cutbait I will use the bulk packs of the tru-turn hooks because they're cheap, strong, and sharp. The Ultra Points hurt my wallet when I start loosing them every other cast. Circle hooks can also minimize the amount of snags you may encounter.
     
  5. Flathead King 06

    Flathead King 06 click...click...click

    when fishing live baits for big flats I use both gamakatsu octopus 7/0-9/0 or eagle claw kahles 8/0-10/0... for channels and blues when using cut baits depending on current I'll use owner circles 8/0 or king kat circles 7/0-9/0
     
  6. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    i've become kinda fond of kayle hooks almost exclusively for all catfishing.eagle claw or mustad.
    2/0 to 5/0 for channels
    7/0 for flatheads.
     
  7. gamakatsu circles 3/0-8/0 almost always, and some smaller octopus for the rare occasion i float fishing for channels
     
  8. JPfishing

    JPfishing go fishing

    106
    2
    773
    Gotta agree, gamakatsu has been my favorite for catfish hooks.
     
  9. You can't beat chemically sharpened hooks
     
  10. yes,i believe the gamakatsu is the strongest best hook i've ever used.
     
  11. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    I use Daiichi and Team Catfish circle hooks from 5/0 to 8/0 depending on bait size.
     
  12. For flatties I always used to use Gamakatsu octopus hooks, 4x strong, 5/0-10/0. For channels I will sometimes use the Gamakatsu octopus but like 2/0-3/0, mostly I fish kahles 1/0-5/0. For the kahels I usually use mustad or eagle claw. You can get em so cheap and in large packs and if I lose a rig I dont really care. Fishing below the dams on the Ohio River tends to eat alot of terminal tackle.

    Never been a fan of circle hooks. I know alot of guys are and they take some getting used to. Best advise is to get a pack or 2 of each style and try them out. Whatever works best for you, go with that style. Match your size of hook with the size of bait your fishing. If your using 3-4" shiners for channel cats a 3/0 hook is going to look pretty silly.

    Jake
     
  13. Predator225

    Predator225 Predator225

    338
    13
    823
    I second Buckeynut's selection, Gamakatsu Octopus, nothing else for flatheads. I have caught 2 flats over 50 on them. Circles left a bad taste in my mouth after losing a "big'un" boatside a few years ago. They work great with cutbait too for channels, or even blues for that matter.