Circle hooks?

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by truckin4x4, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    i hear everyone talking about circle hooks but have no clues as to what the heck one is. so if some could tell me or post a pic i would appreciate it
     
  2. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Here is a circle hook, I use 8/0 and don't worry, you will hook the little eater cats as well as the bigger cats. Check out the BOC library for more info.
     

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  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Rob, buddy to buddy, let me tell you they suck. LMAO

    I have had no luck with em man.
     
  4. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i love em.
    if you do it right they work great.
    tip no 1 dont cover the point of the hook
    be sure the point is very exposed

    tip 2 when you see the rod bend , or bobber go under or line getting
    tight depending on what your method of fishing is.
    slowly raise the tip of the rod up or at a side sweeping motion
    key word is SLOWLY .
    if you rare back and try to set the hook like a regular j hook you will
    pull hook out of its mouth 9 times out of 10.

    once you do the slow tip raise and feel the fish get hooked then you can give it a good tug to set the hook deeper into the fishes mouth.
    this last little tip is the deal setter cause if you dont there is a possibility the point is barely in the mouth and might cost you a fish right before you land it.
    i love useing them with bobber setups better than tight lineing them
    i use kahle or j hooks for that type fishing .
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Every catfish I have caught just about for the past 5 years have come on Circle hooks..I love them for cats 2-lbs all the way up to 50-lb flatheads..Just remember never set the hook, let the fish load the rod up heavy before you pull back gently.

    Tea, if we can get you away from deer creek spillway and all those dinks, you might like them...Well, maybe not:big_smile:

    The flathead in my avitar was caught on a 8/0 circle.
     
  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    LMAO Jack, you just have to say the words, I'll be there if I'm not working brother!!
     
  7. crome

    crome New Member

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    i must not be fishing them right,i'll have to give them another try,thanks for the post darryl,rep to ya
     
  8. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Circles are okay, but I drift fish a lot and have better luck with Kahles. About 90% of my hookups are lip hooked. Its mainly the smaller cats that get gut hooked, the ones you don't know are on the line until you begin reeling in. I'll stick with the Kahles for channels. Now, it were blues or flatheads, I might change my mind.
     
  9. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Hey Jack, Teach Tea how to use the circle hooks! LOL
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Teach oh Jedi master, the force is weak in this one. LMAO
     
  11. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    hey guys thank for the info greatly needed. i think i might try to use em if they work great but if not i can say i tried it
     
  12. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Rob, want to fish tonight possibly?? I have a closing in Coshocton at 8pm. Then I am gonna hit the backwaters at Dillon I think on the way home. Just let me know, got some liver curing in the oven right now to use.
     
  13. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    yeah weres dillion at?
     
  14. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Out by Zanesville off of 146. We can meet up, I'll let ya know for sure before I leave the office around 6.
     
  15. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    hey man that sounds good just give me a call
     
  16. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I love circle hooks. Just hard to keep from crossing there eyes with them. I usually keep my poles in a holder, that way I'm not tempted.
     
  17. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    I would like to add that i have found that a limber rod or slow action tipped rod whatever you may refer them as ( for me ) work so much better on circle hooks when i bobber fish.
    the action of the limber tip allows the fish to set its hookup for you as
    it will go ahead and pull down on it without feeling as much resistance and by the time it does have your pole bent over its too late
    its probably already hooked.
    by utilizeing a certain pole you can remember which pole is which when fishing with more than 1 pole and more than 1 type of hook.
    i will tightline with a carolina rigged j hook on one pole
    and a slip bobber set up on a limber tipped rod with a circle hook
    its easy to remember which is which this way as both poles arent identical and i know the bobber setup is a circle hook .
    this way you dont try and set the circle hook incorrectly on accident.
    just a thought.
     
  18. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Circle Hooks Work Great But Kahles Do Also, If The Fish Aren't Hitting Good I Don't Have Much Luck W/Circles And I Use Kahles But If Their Biting Good Circles Work Great And In My Opinion You Have A Better Hook Up Ratio. Remember Though "Don't Try To Set The Hook " Be Patient. Take A Couple Of Poles Use Circles On One And Just Put It In A Rod Holder, Tighten Up Your Line, Set Your Clicker, And Leave It Alone And Put Kahles On The Other And Fish With It.