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Hooks for live bait?

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by Rooster, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. I just got done snelling 30 circle hooks in anticipation of fishing the Ohio tomorrow after work. Anyone else excited about the good fishing this rain should bring? LOL

    If you snell your hooks, or just use leaders, you owe it to yourself to try one of these:

    http://www.tacklebuddy.com/tacklebuddy.htm

    Only a few bucks, and saves a lot of time on the water!

    Anyway, I’ve had a fairly good hook-up percentage with circle hooks in the past, but have had a bad run (pun intended) with live bait lately. I missed a screaming run on a large live (at least it was alive when I put it on the hook) skipjack last weekend. I will still be using circles with cut bait, but I’ve decided to change hooks for live bait. Any suggestions on what style of hooks I should try for BIG live bait? Thanks!
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    10/0 Gamma octopus hooks should do you well.
     

  3. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    or thoise big 9/0 -12/0 Gamma Wild River hooks. Those are some nice (expensive) hooks.
     
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