I finally broke down and bought some circle hooks . I bought 5/0 and was using cut bluegill . First hit I pulled as I have been doing J hooks for over 30 years of catfishing and must have pulled right out of its mouth . After that I waited and just reeled after the bite . Bingo they worked great and never missed a fish . I love them already . Every fish was hooked in the side of the mouth . I sure wish I would have tried them sooner . Now I need to find a place to buy them cheap . I bought 5/0 and they costed me about 65 cents a hook .