This is my third year running bankpoles. For the past two years and for part of this year I used 5/0 TruTurn hooks and have been quite happy with them. However, this year I had several hooks twisted and straightened by, I assume, fairly big fish. I have caught channels up to 8 lbs and flatheads up to 22 lbs. on these poles. In the middle of this season I re-rigged my lines with 8/0 Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks. The first run after I changed them I caught an 18 lb flathead. The second time out I had three channel cats running fro 1 to 4 lbs. My last three outings, running 20 poles, I have not caught a thing. The first two times I baited with live bluegill and the last time with cut bluegill. I am running 20 poles and the last three times the bait has been taken on 80 to 90 percent of my poles. I am beginning to wonder if I should go back to the TruTurn hooks in a little larger size. What is your opinion of the octopus circle hooks, particularly if they are being used on bankpoles. Any suggestions would be appreciated.