I use 7/0 kahle hooks and very wild gills for bait. Sometimes the gills thrash around so much they fly off the hook before I get them cast into the river. Now I set there worry maybe the bait is gone. Fishing heavy snags I can't check my bait often. If I don't feel the gill bounceing the line, he may be off. Bad feeling. I like kahle hooks but I starting to reconsider. Sometimes the flathead inhale the bait and just lay there, so I don't think circles would be better.