Question on circle hooks

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by indiana_fishin, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. indiana_fishin

    indiana_fishin New Member

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    Im new 2 circle hooks and i wanted 2 try some so i scored some 4/0 circles at wal-mart.I was fishin one day with no bits and went 2 the shallow end 2 fish some carp.Will it be hard 2 hook carp wit a circle hook?
     
  2. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    Just my opinion and from my experience I would have a hard time hooking a carp with a 4/0 circle hook unless it was a good sized carp. I have had better luck with smaller circles for the smaller mouth of a carp but gave up on the circles for carp and back to the good ole lipripper J hooks for the carp. Abu
     

  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I'm with John on this one. It would have to be one "MUTHA" of a carp to handle a 4/0 circle. Ya would think that the way carp bite that circles would be a sure thing. LOL! Give a #6 or #4 treble a shot. Cover it up real good with the corn meal and ya should be off to the races.
     
  4. DLB-in-GR

    DLB-in-GR New Member

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    I use #6 Gomakatsu Octopus circles for carp and do pretty well. I can pack 4 or 5 kernals of corn on that sized hook and the carp has no problem getting it into his small mouth. The fish set the hook themselves when they swim off with the bait. I caught an In-Fisherman Master Angler carp with this method earlier this summer.

    Doug
     
  5. indiana_fishin

    indiana_fishin New Member

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    I have caught carp back there on J hooks about the same size as the circles,i was just thinkin because the hooks shape itd slide right out of his mouth?
     
  6. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    There's only one way to find out. Try it.
     
  7. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I had pretty good luck cetching carp with 4/0 circles
     
  8. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I had pretty good luck cetching carp with 4/0 circles and worms.
     
  9. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    Grr can you not delete post anymore?