Swallowing hooks!

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by young catfisherman, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    Plez help me!
    i have been catfishing for about 2 years now, always looking for new hooks. i use a good size hook and the fish i catch usely swallow the hook, what kind of hooks do you use dose this happen to you?
    THANKS
     
  2. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    Mackoy You might try setting the hook sooner. I don't know of a hook out there that a cat want swallow. Unless its a circle hook.
     

  3. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Sounds like your loose line fishing..try tight lining.:wink:
     
  4. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    ya alright
    sounds good ill try that too night.
    thanks
     
  5. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    I've been real happy with a Kahle.. 99% of the time the hook is in the corner of their mouth..I also fish loose line... If you using dip bait, I would highly recommend a [thread=9237]Looper rig[/thread] with a kahle or circle hook..
     
  6. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    alright
    ill will have to try that!
    thanks.
     
  7. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    try using cyrcle hooks, gamakatsu, ive been fishing with them for years now and i have never had one swallow the hook
     
  8. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I second the gamakatsu circle hooks. I use them and 90 percent of the time the fish is hooked right in the corner of the mouth.
    Good luck!
     
  9. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    ok ill have to get some and try them out.

    thanks
     
  10. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    When I was using circles that was the one thing I really liked about them. I only had one fish that I remember swalloing the hook.
     
  11. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    ya im going to try them and see who they work
     
  12. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    two things i'd try... circle hooks (though that isn't always a given)... I'd go with a little bit larger circle... around 4/0... the smaller fish can still get that in their mouth but sometimes have a harder time swallowing the hook (again not a given)..... Other thing i'd try is to shorten the leader... weather your using a 3 way rig or carolina rig, the shorter leader will let you know sooner when theirs a fish biting but also won't give the fish as much room to swallow with out feeling a little resistance and running from it (setting the hook on them selves with the circles)...
     
  13. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    There is only one way to keep fish from swallowing a hook, stop puting it in the water with bait on it. LOL just a little fun.

    The guys gave you good advice. it seems you are concerned and that is a good thing, shows your thinking. Don't worry to much if you can't remove it it is better to cut the line and let the fish get rid of the hook. Hooks will rust real quick in the acid from the fish and it will live a long life. A fish can die a slow death if we tear up it's insides trying to remove a hook.

    Thanks for caring about the fish.
     
  14. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    On a circle hook the barb does not stick out the side of the hook. So when you pull back to set the hook or when the fish swims away, it pulls the hook back out of his stomach/throat and into his mouth where it catches on the corner. As long as there is tension on your line it will come back out. Tension YOU provide or the fish provides. Occasionally you'll get a gut hook with a circle, but not often.
     
  15. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I've been meaning to try those circle hooks and I think that after reading this thread I am gonna make the switch! Thank you for the incentive!
    P.S.
    Anyone notice that the "NO PICTURE" sillohet <(spelling I know) resembles one of The New Kids on the Block! LOL :roll_eyes:
     
  16. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    I went to kahle hooks and have very little hook swallowing. you may try a bigger size hook when I fish treble hooks with danny kings bait I run anywhere for # 2 up to 5/0 hooks and have very little troubles with fish swallowing the hooks
     
  17. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    thanks
    for the tips
     
  18. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

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    Lettum swallow the hook. Clean'um, get your hook back, fry'um, then swallow'um:big_smile:
     
  19. young catfisherman

    young catfisherman New Member

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    lol Nice

    but thanks:big_smile: