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I always used gamatatsu Octopus in the 8/0 size for larger size bait. I would use a kayle 6/0 for smaller baits and never had an issue.
 

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What is everyone favorite style hook for live bait for Flathead . I always liked Tram Catfish super J
I suspect it's mostly because of how hard it is to put bait on them, I'm not at all a fan of circle hooks. I exclusively use
Matzuo Sickle Octopus Hook Amazon.com : Sickle Hooks
Due to the small diameter wire used they are far stronger than conventional hooks. For live bait(depending on the size of the live bait) I'd likely go/w 6/0/7/0/8/0,,,but most of my cat fishing is for 3-8 Lb fish so I usually use a 3/0. Ever since I found these hooks I keep throwing away my older hooks. Ki

Like "accidentally" leaving a pack of them on a fishing warf.
 

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I use Gamakatsu 8/0 circles for most everything. If its a big bait i use a 11 or 12/0 demon circle light wire.

Foot note,
both kayak catfish and Catfish dave use 10/0 demon circles. For all intense and purposes it the same size as a Gama 8/0.
 
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