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Discussion in 'TEXAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by BIGCATFISHDAN, Apr 14, 2009.
WAS WONDERING THE BEST TYPE OF HOOK TO USE ON A JUG LINE
Last year I used kahle hooks, but this year I am changing over to circle hooks on half my jugs to see which get more hook ups.
I like kahle hooks,but used J Hooks for many years with great success.
I used regular big-eye trotline hooks for years, then switched over to kahle hooks; hookup percentage seemed to go up, so I thought I had a winner, but the kahle hooks rusted out after only one season. Also, the kahle hooks were a lot more of a problem to put on my 100# nylon jugline. So, I went back to my old trotline hooks from Walmart.
I use very sharp circle hooks. I catch more fish and seldom have one that is not lip hooked. I used J hooks in the past and always found deep hooked fish that were dead or going to die. I now release the ones I don't need for the table. Catfishjon
WELL THANK YOU GUYS I WAS ALSO WONDERING HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THOSE CATS WILL STAY ON THERE SAY ONE GETS HOOK JUST AS SOON AS I LEAVE THE JUG, IVE FOUND THAT ALOT OF MY JUGS HAVE EMPTY HOOK AND THE LINE IS STRESSED AS IF A FISH WAS ON AND I NORMALLY CHECK THEM EVERY 4-5 HOURS
For some reason, I just don't have much trouble with deep hooking when using "J" hooks on my jugs. I would say that I don't have more than one or two per hundred deep hooked.
Gamakatsu 5/0 to 7/0 circle hooks no fish will get off.
if i wouldnt use it on my rod i wont use it on a jugline limbline or trotline
this is a good motto but i use circle hooks on jugs and regular j hooks on poles but only because i bought 2500 trotline hooks for 50cents a box :wink:
I have had a lot better catch rate after going to circle hooks.