skipjack-head

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by tackleholic, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    I've not tried very many different kinds of fish heads, but never hooked any flatheads either. I have a 12" skipjack that I plan to scale & filete & use the head as bait also. My question is... "how is the best way to hook the head"? The top thru the meat? The eyes? The lower jaws? I'M STUCK! :confused2:
     
  2. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    i just hook the lower jaw. i like the hook exsposed.
     

  3. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    Basically, any place that will hold good and leave enough hook exposed for a good hookset.
     
  4. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Mike got it..Through the lower jaw,you want as much hook exposure as possible..
     
  5. T Man

    T Man New Member

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    In my opinion hook size determines where you hook him if you use a 10/0 Kahle you can hook him anywhere it you use a 10/0 circle hook him through the nostrils it seems to work better
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    The eyes for me. It Never breaks off.:wink:
     
  7. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    I prefer to go in through the mouth and out through the head right between the nostrils, right through that bony spot. With my kahle hooks, if I go through both lips, I don't get good hook exposure.