What is the best hook for small bluegill and shiners?

Discussion in '"How to" Information' started by Andrewcats, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Andrewcats

    Andrewcats New Member

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    Andrew
    I fish at this pond and I usually use 3 or 4/0 hooks, but the bluegill just fall to the bottom and die. I have 18 to 24 inches of leader. I usually hook it through the back. Should I hook it through the mouth instead? Should I use a different hook?
     
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  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    a 3 or 4/0 hook will generally cause a small perch or shiner to lay over on its side and die.use a smaller hook and a bobber or hook just behind and below the anal fin.
     
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