Okay everbody, I know that hook size has been discussed over and over again here. I have a question though concerning last nights outting. My son and I were set up on a spot where we have got some good sized fish before. The water was super shallow and it was even hard to get some gills for bait. While trying to get some gills, we rigged up with chicken livers in nylon stockings. Almost right away, we got hits on all of our rods. Every time we tried to set the hooks, we kept missing the fish. When we reeled in the baits, the stocking was there minus he livers! My question is what hook size can I use that will work for a big cat AND smaller size fish? Right now I am rigging up with 8/0 hooks. I was using smaller ones but one night I got two runs and lost both fish, one hook was straightened out! Since thenI have been using 8/0. Help please?