What hook size do I need, I am taken aback that nearly every catfish I have caught has swallowd the hook. Some I get out most I dont. So I tried bigger hooks, thinking that it would stop or limit small fish from getting on my line. Last night I caugh a catfish over four pounds perhaps five pounds, I lost the hook in it, no big deal as it was a good fish, usually I am catching catfish that are about 12 to 15 inches long and they are swallowing the hook. How do I stop this, I want to hook them on the lip, return them saefly to the water, I dont keep them and I feel like I am wasteing good fish simply because I am useing the wrong hook. Help, Thanks.