Is there a guideline for circle hook size with different baits and bait sizes?????

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by lswoody, May 11, 2009.

  1. lswoody

    lswoody Member

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    I know that if you got giant cats you need to use just say 8/0 or bigger hooks with big shad or bream. And I know you wouldn't use a 1/0 with a 10" shad. Just wondering if there's a general guideline for circle hooks and the bait and/or bait sizes on the web anywhere????? Thanks!!!! Scott Woody
     
  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    the guide lines for circle hooks are the same as for j hooks.long as you leave enough of the hook exsposed to hook the fish you should be ok.
     

  3. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Actually, there is not even enough guidelines between circle hook manufacturers to even tell what the size of a hook is. The sure need to standardize the size thing so we can tell what the heck to use.
     
  4. lswoody

    lswoody Member

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