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Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by yellowlabman45, Jan 3, 2008.
what hooks do yall like I Looking to change
sorry kscathunter didnt mean to copy your title I should have look first
What are ya gonna target? Kahle hooks and Octopus circle hooks in a variety of sizes are well worth it.
I use kahles for pretty much all of my catfishing. Up to about 2/0 for channels and up to 5/o for blues and flatheads - just match the hook size to the bait.
I like the kahles because the fish can hook themselves (with the rod in a holder) and get the hook in the corner of the mouth almost all o fthe time, or you can set the hook (like with a J hook) as long as you make sure the line is tight to the fish first.
blues and flathead I been useing eagle claw 8/0 j hooks
i mostly use Kahle hooks for the fish i catch,i have like alot of circle hooks but i just can never get a fish hooked,i no ur supposed to reel in when you the rod loads up,i do tha but never get it caugth,so imo kahles are easier for me
I like the kahle hooks also. Just have really good luck with them. I preferr 7/0 but use to the size of the bait. Don't like circle hooks at all for rods, trotlines they work really good though. Jombie
If the fish are hitting hard I will use circle hooks and let the fish do the work.:big_smile: But if the are not hitting hard I will use a khale hook and I do set the hook, but off to the side instead of stright up.
I use both depending on the set up and bait.But i like Kahles the best,its the best of both worlds, you can set the hook or use it like a circle hook.Win Win situation.
imo the rod will make a big difference. my king kats are great circle rods as id immagine most e-glass rods are. the flex in the rod gives the hook time to make its way to the corner of the fishes mouth were a stiffer rod might pull it out before it gets there.
If You want a very hidh quality hook check out the Double action Circle hook from team catfish. best hook i've ever used. You can get them here. http://www.shop.catfishsafari.com/main.sc
I tried the octupus circle hooks today I really like them, had 7 hit caught 6 of them
If I'm fishing with a rod I like the offset J hooks. I've always been a J hooker.I am going to try some circle hooks on a few pole lines and limblines.
Eagle Claw 6's to 8's with a good chunk of skipjack. Blue's
Kahle 4's to 6's with big chad. Blue's
Eagle claw 4's with live perch and smaller chad. Flathead.
Mississippi and ST. Francis river.
Hide the hook and catch the fish, I alway's say.:wink:
i like gamaksu 8/0 circle hooks
Gamakatsu 8/0 octopus circles are my favorite .
I like Kahle hooks from 7/0 up to 10/0. The fish in my avitar was caught on a 9/0.
When I use circles I like the 8/0 gama's and the 10/0 owner's.