Circle hooks or Regular fishing Hooks - Which do you go fishing with?

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by TheRiverRat, Jul 25, 2008.

Circle hooks or not

  1. Circle hooks

  2. Regualer hooks

  3. doesnt matter

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  1. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    Hamilton,Ohio
    Do you use circle hooks or regular hooks tell wich u use
     
  2. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    State:
    Hamilton,Ohio
    i use circle hooks beause they have a higher hook up ratio and you dont loose them once theyre hooked
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    5,338
    State:
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Name:
    Gary
    If they are used properly from what I understand. I use khales or J's for the simple fact I dont want to have to relearn something. I like to set the hook on my squealers LOL so that is why I use what I do.
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    10,217
    State:
    Greenup Co. KY

    Me too! Give me Khales or J's anyday. Not setting the hook takes half the fun out of it. Circles you just reel them in.....Doesn't sound like much fun to me.:confused2:
    I didn't vote, not sure what a regular hook is???:confused2:
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    14,592
    State:
    Illinois
    I prefer the Kahles myself because I like to set the hook hard. With circles you have to stand anciously by and hope the fish gets itself hooked.
     
  6. ouachita

    ouachita New Member

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    28
    State:
    Texas
    I haven't tried circles yet. Figure that I will get too excited with a bite on a circle and try to set the hook anyway. :roll_eyes:
     
  7. BrandXHogFan

    BrandXHogFan New Member

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    State:
    Arkansas
    I use circles when I am having a hard time hooking up but I really like the True Turn catfish hooks in the 2/0. Nine times out of 10 they set right in the corner of the mouth.
     
  8. catfishbrett

    catfishbrett New Member

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    181
    State:
    Steubenville,Ohio
    i use both. circle hooks works well with cut bait,but i like regular hooks with live bigger baits. but i will use whatever i have.
     
  9. Monsterkat11

    Monsterkat11 New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    take it from me fellas, i used to be the same way. i was so stubborn. i would always say "not me, no way, i love setting the hook and i don't wanna have to relearn the whole way i fish" but guess what....hooked up the first time i ever tried. if you let the clicker pull, then just put your thumb on the spool, wait for it to pull, then think of it as a "soft hook set" just lift up smoothly.

    i have a slower hook set by nature so it really wasn't that much different.


    oh, and the reason i switched?...i switched souly because i had hooked a few flathead in the guts. i said thats it, time to switch to circles.
     
  10. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    19,543
    State:
    North Caro
    8/0 circle hook, my choice.
     
  11. kansas_catman_16

    kansas_catman_16 New Member

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    State:
    Kansas
    if im fishin for like smaller eatin fish ill use j hooks cuz if if i gut hook em it dont matter cuz im eatin them but if fishin for bigger fish and gonna release em ill use circle and if id fish a tourney id use circle
     
  12. KSCats

    KSCats New Member

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    181
    State:
    Neosho Rapids, Kansas
    I've been using circles this year and I like them. If I had to choose only one, it would be the khales I've caught plenty of fish on them without having to set the hook. Usually when I have my hooks in the water and realize I have forgotten something, walk to the van, come back to find a fish running off with my line. :crazy::big_smile_2:
     
  13. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    1,549
    State:
    dayton ohio
    depends what I am fishing i am using circle hooks or laser sharp larger adberdeen hooks for the gills or no 6 laser sharp treble hooks by eagle claw for chicken livers of night crawlers myself rick
     
  14. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    1,943
    State:
    washington court house,oh
    i like circles for pretty much everything.when i get a run on one,i lock the reel,let him tighten on the line good,and bring the rod up kinda moderately,chances are,he is already hooked anyway by the time you even bring the rod up,i do this because i i couldn't give up setting the hook also.
     
  15. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    3,297
    State:
    Coshocton,
    I use circles for Channels and Blues, Octopus for Live bait (Flatheads mostly)

    2 very different hook and fishing styles. On a given day, situation and species, either may outfish the other. When fish are aggressive, there is not a better hook for actually CATCHING fish than a circle (8/0 Gamakatsu Octopus Circle w/ offset)
     
  16. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    1,828
    State:
    NW Arkansa
    I've debated over and over in my mind if I could get used to not setting a hook, So I stick to king kahle or Gamakatsu octopus hooks, Now for my wife who is new to fishing I will put a circle hook on her rig as she doesnt have the nack for hook setting.:wink:
     
  17. BACKWOODSBOY350

    BACKWOODSBOY350 New Member

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    State:
    COLORADO
    KAHLE HOOKS ( WISKER STICKERS ) WORK AMAZING
     
  18. JKrupp

    JKrupp New Member

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    101
    State:
    Ohio
    I haven't used any but I did buy a few packs of the circle hooks to test out. I generally use Kahle hooks and I guess that would be considered a regular hook since there were only 2 options on this poll.
     
  19. gottagetabigun

    gottagetabigun New Member

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    State:
    OKLAHOMA
    we used them for the first time three weeks ago. we caught some nice fish. two 15lb flatheads were the biggest. we caught eight or ten in the five to ten pound range. the fish were hammering the bait. in this situation the fish was usually hooked by the time you picked up the rod. i was impressed with these hooks.(8/0 circles) however last weekend we went and the bigger fish wasn't biting and the bite was softer. these hooks didn't work as well. we switched back to kahles on some of the rods. in certain situations these hooks are very impressive. from now on i will carry both kahles and circles. btw i had no problem not jerking. my buddy, he is having a lot harder time adjusting.
     
  20. kat king

    kat king New Member

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    388
    State:
    hutchinson,ks
    i have been using the circles for a lil while and have to say they are GREAT for a good hook in the corner of the mouth but i did however have a channel swallow the hook and lets just say it was not easy to get out so i cut the line and let him swim off..:smile2:..at least if i catch him again i will recognize the hook..:smile2::wink:..