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Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by kyron4, Dec 28, 2006.
What's the best hook size for carp in the 5-10lbs range ? -Thanks
Mike, try a #4 or 6 baitholder with 2-3 kernals of sweetcorn.
I like to use small treble hooks #14 or #16.
i've been using a size 8 baitholder.
Don't let a carp fishing fanatic know you use trebles, might burn you in effiagy.
I like to hook them with trebles and shooting them with arrows.
Sounds like you heard of the Group. :wink:
Will a #6 or #8 hook be strong enough to hold a 10 lb carp with out bending ?How long should you wait to set the hook ? -Thanks
I think I saw a most wanted poster with your picture on a carp anglers website?:big_smile:
i'm curious, could someone explain the issue with treble hooks.
i've never lost a fish from a weak hook at that size. true, the wire is thinner than a larger hook, but the tighter turn of the hook's shape makes it hold a little better... with a smaller hook, the fish has less leverage to straighten it. but, if the hooks are snelled, make sure the leader will hold a fifteen pounder. i'd suggest tying your own snells with a worthy leader if you inted to sling a couple hooks from swivels.
ive always used a # 6 baitholder and they always worked good for me
Brian, I think the issue with trebles is that the "catch and release" devotees hate them. Trebles maim and kill.
At least a 10/0 for that size bait.
what do you do with the carp when you get them?
When I bowfish for them, they go in the garden.
Actrually, the reason they hate them is that the treble can pin the lips together and make it impossible for the fish to feed.
Kyron, the #6 hooks I'm using has pulled in fish up to 40lbs.
You can also use a #4/6 octopus hook with good results.
Thanks Will, I learned something.
Well, if their small ones < 6# I'll sometimes clean them and keep them separate from the rest, mainly just to let others try them when the occasion arises. Thank God there's other fish in the river.
it doesn't matter hooks, any hook like small to large baitholder. I have caught carp on small hooks..