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Thread: Bluegill bait hooks
09-14-2007, 11:45 PM #1
Bluegill bait hooks
what size hooks do use for live bluegills? and also how do you hook them?
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09-14-2007, 11:50 PM #2
size 10 or 12 circle hooks,very few deep hooked fish and a good hook=up ratio
09-15-2007, 02:42 AM #3
09-15-2007, 10:54 AM #4
Tony, where do you find #12 circle hooks, and are they as small as a #12 cricket hook? Here in Arkansas, bream over 4" have to be caught on rod & reel, and count against your daily limit; bream under 4" can be caught in a net, and there's no limit. The circle hooks I've been able to find are just too big to catch 3"-4" bream. and I don't want to limit myself to the bigger ones. So, I use a #12 long shanked cricket hook. The long shank makes it easier to get the hook out.
09-15-2007, 04:56 PM #5
bluegill bait hooks
let me rephrase my question. what size hooks do you use to use bluegills as bait. where and how do you hook them?:big_smile:
09-15-2007, 05:14 PM #6
I think it just depend on how you are fishing and what you are fishing for...If you are fishing for flats...I agree totally a #7 to #10 circle is great just under the dorsal fin this will help them stay alive the longest in my opinion...If I am fishing for Channel...I will Fillet or chunk them and hook through the softest area I can on the same style hook...
Just my crazy way...hope this helps ya a bit...hardly use any other style hooks any more unless I am trotline,jug or bank pole fishing...
09-15-2007, 05:52 PM #7
Jerry we get them at buckeye outdoors and bass-pro and gander mountain around here ,your bait dealer should be able to order them for you,they are gamakatsu ans eagle claw brand
09-16-2007, 02:30 PM #8
I use 7-0 or 8-0 ocotpus hooks on gills. I also hook them under the dorsal, but in hard current I hook them from the bottom behind the lips.
09-17-2007, 09:22 AM #9
09-18-2007, 07:42 PM #10