circle hooks ?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Ed1, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Ed1

    Ed1 New Member

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    I'll admit I use khale hooks most of the time but tried some 8/0 Gamu circle hooks . I can bait them with night crawlers or cut bait but have a hard time baiting them with live perch. Just can't get the hang of getting the circle hook through a gill without killing it. With a khale I can get the point to go where I want it to. Dose any one else have this trouble?
     
  2. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Just hook em in the eyes.
     

  3. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Ed, when I use bluegills, here is where I hook them at.
    I scrape the scales away from a small area, at the base of the soft dorsal fin, on both sides. Then I carefully hook it and then gentlely lob it out.

    Will

    Here's a pic of where I scale and hook it at.
     

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  4. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    A good tip is to hook them above the lateral line. I also like to hook them from the bottom lip up threw there nose.