Hook selection

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by catfishcatcher, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    I need some help on hook selection for large whole bait. I currently use 7/0-8/0 Gamakatsu circle octopus hooks. They work great for small to mid size baits but they are a little under size for large whole baits. I am not sure if they even make them much larger since I can not find them in any catalogs I have. I dont loose many fish since I switched to them and they are very sharp. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    Eagle Claw King Kahles in a 10/0. They have twice the distance between point and shank and are the best hook available! Go to ................. and search for them. 50 of them for like 20 bucks.
     

  3. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    Thanks a lot. I will try to pick some up and give them a try.
     
  4. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I would recommend the same thing.... I use 8/0 Gamma Circle's myself but for larger baits the 10/0 King Khale is awome
     
  5. Jadkins

    Jadkins New Member

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    Ski Max you got a face i was think you was a alleen lol
    they both told what i would have told you
    Barlow tackle on line you can get them
     
  6. jackdog35

    jackdog35 New Member

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    You can also make you a double hook rig if you would like to stay using circle hooks
     
  7. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Try Owner SSW Circle 10/0. They can be found on the Cabelas website.
     
  8. Whiskerstalker

    Whiskerstalker New Member

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    Gander Mountain has them in sizes up to 15/0 I believe. That should hold any size bait ya wanna use.