Well heres the deal, i have just started using circle hooks in the past few months. So far i like them a lot, and i have had fairly good hook up rates with them. however when ever my hook up rate is good, the fish are striking the bait fairly aggressively, setting the hook on them self. the last two trips that i have had hook ups on i have lost fish with the circle hooks, fish that i know had i been using J hooks i would have hooked. the fish would be on a slow but steady run, i would easily pick up the rod holding it up and start reeling. i would feel the fish on, begin the fight. then i would feel them shake their head, the line would get easy to reel in then the slack would pick up and fish on again but then it would get off after a short fight there after. almost like i barely had the hook in the fish, but not past the barb. i dont really know what to do about this, or what the problem is with my hook setting. i talked to a buddy of mine on the way home and he says that when i feel the fish start to shake its head, to kindly give it a good pull on the rod to bairy the hook in deep. sounds like sound advice to me, but what do you all think. is there more i can do or is that the sole fix.