what size hook?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by mudcat dale, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. mudcat dale

    mudcat dale New Member

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    What size kahle hook would ya'll suggest for use with 5-6" bullhead as bait?
     
  2. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    8/0 is what I use. Anything bigger than 8" I use a 10/0.
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I definitely agree with a kahle for flatheads. With that size bait I would use a 7/0-8/0. Good fishing.
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I use 8/0 gama circles for all my flathead fishing.
     
  5. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    I caught this 10# male Saturday night on a 6" live green sunfish, Katbobber, Eagle Claw King Kahle 8/0. I watched him swim (bobber glow stick right under the surface) with the bait for probably 20' before I crossed his eyes.
    The only 2 hooks I use now for flatheads is the ECKK8/0 and Gama OC8/0, doesn't mean they're the best, just what works for me. 10#male08.08.2009.jpg
     
  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    a 9 ott
     
  7. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    i use 10/0 for anything over 6 inches
     
  8. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    10/0 seems to be popular,that,s my choice too.:eek:oooh:
     
  9. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    :eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh: same here 10/0 but not kahle gamaos
     
  10. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    4/0 to 10/0 just depends on what I got and how hard the fish are hitting.
     
  11. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    5/0 gamma circles for channels, 8/0 gamma circles for flathead, 10/0 kahles for big flathead baits
     
  12. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Me too.

    BB in SC
     
  13. varmint_sniper

    varmint_sniper New Member

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    10/0 king kahel is a good hook for them bullheads any size bullhead really
     
  14. fatboy2006

    fatboy2006 New Member

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    I would use a 1/0 or 2/0 hook.
     
  15. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    95160 Mustad 7/0 for baitfish.
     
  16. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    I use 8/0 gama octo circle 4x strong for blues and flats.
     
  17. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    for baits that size i use 10/0 kayles.
     
  18. chad69dart

    chad69dart New Member

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    I like the gama Octo 4X 8/0 not gonna break that sucker!! or a 8/0 king kale. Picked up some of those King cat double action kale hooks in red 8/0 they seem pretty decent. But the Gama's seem to be the best bang for the buck.