What kind of fishing hook do you prefer to use when catfishing?

Discussion in 'LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA TALK' started by BIGCATFISH64, Mar 28, 2009.

What kind of fishing hook do you prefer to use for catfishing?

  1. Khale

  2. Circle

  3. Octopus

  4. Octopus circle

  5. Baitholder

  6. Treble

  7. Other

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  1. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    State:
    Muncie,Indiana
    Hello all my brothers in South Carolina. I've posted this poll in several other states and got a pretty good response, and have asked this question. What kind of hook do you prefer to use while catfishing? and why? Thanks and eager to hear all of your feedback!
     
  2. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Triadelphia, WV
    Name:
    Walter Flack
    Hard to pick just one...I use different style hooks for different presentations and tactics.
     

  3. o'boro cat hunter

    o'boro cat hunter New Member

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    State:
    kentucky
    I voted circle,a true believer in the real down for catfish.
     
  4. Neal F.

    Neal F. New Member

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    State:
    Gwd SC
    I use a 8/0 octopus circle, no need to set the hook it will set itself
     
  5. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    138
    State:
    illinois
    I used khales for years, until fishing a tourny a few years back and missing some hard hits while my partner was hammerin' em with the circles. So after that I decided to give the circles a try. I would say that using the circles, I hook up with 95% of fish when they load the rod up. But I still will tie on a khale when the bite is more timid. my favorites are the gamakatsu octopus circles 5/0to 8/0. Also very rare to have a circle hook go down the gullet.
     
  6. shania

    shania New Member

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    State:
    San Leandro, Ca
    :0a27:
    Same Here
    But if I had to go with one - I'll say Octopus. :0a23:
    :wink:
     
  7. iceman

    iceman New Member

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    164
    State:
    Walterboro S.C
    I voted circle hook too because i think thats the only way to go when you are catching them big cats. I think this is even more important when drifting. I use the Owner circles.
    GARY
     
  8. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    State:
    sc
    For the cats I use all circles hooks. Only time I use a kahle is when I need the thinner wire for a live threadfin.