cuts and hooksize

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by slikk03, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    if im using a gamma 8, is a palm size bait to big to get a hookup, or should i size up, im using bigger baits so the little ones wont pester, i hate reeling in due o them, but i used a large skipjaj head and got no hookup, yet it peeld drag, so i dont get it,whatsca good size cut for a 40 plus bluecat
     
  2. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    You will be surprised on how small of a bait they want sometimes. Don't completely rule out smaller baits yet. As the water warms up I go bigger but the majority of my baits stay small throughout the year.

    At least this is my experience on my home lake.....
     

  3. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i know, im just triying to avoid drum and small runs, becouse its full of snages,and i use alot of weghts that arnt cheap,
     
  4. alton

    alton New Member

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    I use #7 or #8 octopus circles. I think the most important thing is to be sure the hook point is as exposed as possible. I wouldn't mind using larger baits sometime, but it is too hard to make a nice cast with a huge bait. I think the most important thing with the bait is the blood, the more the better. Good luck.
     
  5. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    yep i agrre a big cut will hamer your casting distance