**** Most of the fish I take are small channels. I bought some #8/0 Matzuo circle hooks that measure one inch across the loop, from barb to shank. What will happen when a two pound cat bites on this big hook that has been baited with a medium size fresh shrimp? Will he strip the bait off? Or will he mouth down the hook and bait? I understand that Matzuo hooks are very sharp. Perhaps the cat will just hook himself. An interesting thing. What say you??