Regular "J" Hooks For Carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by H2O Mellon, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    What would be a good size of regular old generic "j" style hooks for carp, say up to 20#'s? The wife wants to fish Sat & we will have the kids (all 3) so I need to prob rig most of our rods up for carp fishing.
     
  2. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    when i had a place that i used to go and fish for them, i used relatively small treble hooks with my homemade doughballs. My personal best was 18# and it's mouth was not that big...i would guess a 2-3 catfish has a mouth as big...lol

    So you don't need a very large hook...i would probably stay under a 1/0....maybe something like a 6 or 8...jmo

    cyas
    rc
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    yep, use a small trebble and a wheatie ball the size of a marble.
     
  4. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    Small trebles are good with doughballs. I use #4 with corn.
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Letcher County..... I think I have relatives there. Is Blackie, KY there or nerby? If not Blackie, is Inez, KY close?
     
  6. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I usually use a #6 to #2 j-hook for my "general" fishing, which includes carp.

    J-hooks for cats start at 1/0 and go to 4/0 and for panfish I usually use #8 or #10.
     
  7. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    #6 or #8 with a long shank Bryan. Just enough sinker to get it out and a 12" leader. Use a half of a night crawler or less. Or if you can get the kids to catch them, crawdad tail meat. Then hang on! lol