Hooks for flathead.

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by goingfishin, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    What is your oppion on the type of hook for flathead. I bank fish when fishing for flathead so I dont have any rod holders I just turn the clicker on.
     
  2. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    depending on the bait i use 6-10/0 hooks j-mustad style and they work just fine sometimes i use a 10/0 circle
    but i use a rod holder and just let the fish set the hook on its own when it loads up
     

  3. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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  4. kat king

    kat king New Member

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    i also use the 8/0 King Kahle hooks..:cool2:
     
  5. center12

    center12 New Member

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    8/0 Gama Octopus.
     
  6. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    7/0 kahle, upsized to 10/0 for bigger bait, downsize to 5/0 for smaller bait or heavy snags.
     
  7. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Eagle Claw King Kahles 9/0 for live Bluegills after Flatheads. For blues and cutbait I use 9/0 circles. I use the heavy duty bank rod holders.:wink:
     
  8. seaark ryan

    seaark ryan New Member

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  9. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    I'm all about the king kahles also. Seems like I loose alot of flats w/ circle hooks. I've also had good luck with BPS cat max J hooks, although alot of people don't like shiny hooks.
     
  10. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    I love the kahles hooks as well. 7/0 most the time and 10/0 for bigger baits. They've always worked great for me.
     
  11. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    7/0 gamakatsus octopus hooks have to be one of the best hooks ive ever used. they are the sharpest hook ive found out there. when i aint got the money to buy em i go with the cheap but fairly decent eagle claw circle c in a 9/0 size.
     
  12. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I have converted to circle hooks. Primarily because of the location of the hookset. I like the corner of the mouth!! Which type typically depends on price: I prefer 8/0-12/0 depending on bait and location
     
  13. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    I use 9/0 kahles or 8\0 gamatsu circles depends on the situation
     
  14. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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  15. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    Don't know if this will work, been offline for almost 2 years, forgot a lot about posting.
    Pic is a 35# flathead, with the 5/0 Gamagatsu Circle still in place, used live bluegill, no problems keeping him tied on. Funny how the 5/0 hook looks tiny inside that bucket mouth!
    http://www.catfish1.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=94&c=member&imageuser=124

    Have also used those enormous 10/0 Eagle Claw Kahles.
     
  16. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    I don't care for circle hooks. Trying to cross their eyes is part of the fun. I use BPS Cat Max J hooks or similar.
     
  17. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I use 10/0 strictly no matter what bait, the only ones I usually miss are the small blues but I catch those alot to. I think the key to the hook set on the flat is waiting to they bend your pole just right. Ive took many people fishing not experienced with flatheads and there number one reason for missing the flats is when the flat starts doing there tugs before they have took the bait the people yank. Its to soon, the flat will usually do a few tugs sometimes for a long period of time before it takes the bait. I usually wait until my pole does a really good bend then I set the hook. This also works well when they have been playing with the bait forever and you think they might not make a run for it. Especially in the fall, alot of my big ones last year in late season were biting like small 3# fish picking it up dropping it and they were over 40 pounds.
     
  18. flatheadcat4u

    flatheadcat4u New Member

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    i ve found out over the years that hook size dosent matter a lot ive caught 50lb flatheads on #1 eagle claw hooks of coarse you need a bigger hook for bigger baits but the state and wourld record has been caught on a jig
     
  19. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    oh no !! now ya done it !! :eek:oooh: dont bring up the record flathead round here !! :wink::smile2::smile2:
     
  20. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    what a crock:eek:oooh: