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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by grillking, Sep 14, 2007.
what size hooks do use for live bluegills? and also how do you hook them?
size 10 or 12 circle hooks,very few deep hooked fish and a good hook=up ratio
I agree. Just to add, I hook my bluegills right below the top dorsal fin.
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.
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:
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...
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
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.
i dont know wut the hooks are called but they are like a oval hook and i havent ever lost a cat so far on them.. and i usually for cut bluegills i hook them in the cut area up threw the dorsal fin area. and for live bluegills i hook them under the dorsal fin.:big_smile:
I prefer Kahle hooks when using bluegills.i just use the head most of the time.2/0 or3/0 depending on the size of the bluegill,i hook him in the mouth out between the eyes and let the hook point be exposed.DEADLY.
7/0 circle hooked under dorsal.
i like a 6/0 to 8/0 octopus hook, right behind the dorsal fin (when hookling from the top) or anal fin (when hooking from bottom). havent lost but 2 fish and that is because they straightened the hook out enough to get off. big flathead out here.
5/0 to 7/0 Kahle depending on the size of Bait I'm using... I tend to lean tward the bigger size most the time even with smaller baits.... Works your bait more though.....
Ryan, check out Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks (st# 209415). These hooks are 4x strong and extremely sharp. They come in a variety of sizes I use 5/0-8/0 depending on the size of the bluegill. I am sure cabelas and bass pro will stock these.
the 'oval hook' sounds like a kahle. i use size 7 octopus circles.