Hook advice for new guys

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by bnt55, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    Just wanted to share a little nugget of info for those of us "newbies" to catfishing: circle hooks are great...small circle hooks are not great. I ran out of 7/0 circle hooks and started using 2/0 and 3/0 circle hooks thinking "what the heck a hook is a hook"...needless to say even the small 2 pounders were swallowing bait and hook. Moral of the story, use the large hooks, they may look humongous but they work and usually won't gut hook the kitties. I will now get off my soapbox.:wink:

    Bill
     
  2. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    I have caught 1lbers on 8/0 gama circles!:crazy:
     

  3. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree, I'm using #5 gamakatsu hooks, heavy ones, I've increased my hookups, to about 90 % or more, best hook idea I've ever seen.