Worm ends up on the line and not the hook?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Love Them Cats, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    We use night crawlers a lot when we fish.

    Lately, we'll get a few bites and nothing for a while, so we bring it in to check our bait and the worm will be pushed up on the line and not on the hook.:crazy:

    Ya have any idea what causes that?

    Ken
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Sometimes I think its just the worm crawling up the hook, sometimes I think it may be current are bream getting a hold of it. And even setting the hook from slack line may cause the bait to slid around. these are just my opinions though not fact.
     

  3. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    My 1st guess would be that you are using hooks with small eyes?,if so try to use hooks with larger eyes. You can also keep that from happening by using a small split shot lead on the hook just below the hooks eye.
     
  4. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    Thanks guys for the replies and tips.
    It'll give me something to think about next time we go out?

    Ken
     
  5. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    looks like yea need to use hooks with barbs on the straight part of the hook. thatll help ALOT! dont use J hooks. try and use tru turn or circle hooks!
     
  6. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    i would agree.. try using a hook with a barb on the straight part ....
     
  7. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I am like Swampy.I use little BB size split shot for all kinds of stoppers for all types of fishing.peewee-williams
     
  8. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    I know what your saying, I have been seeing the same thing lately.
    Have also been catching smaller fish lately(ba$$). I think the fish is hitting the hook on the shank side and forcing the worm up the hook and onto the leader. Just my analogy.
     
  9. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Nay ,your all wrong that poor ol worm is just trying to climb to safety and not get eattin. :roll_eyes: Never thought about the small split shot idea.
     
  10. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    yeah it sounds like you got smart worms , get some bait holder hooks with bigger eyes or use smaller peices of worm you just need enuff to cover the hook , have you tried sluggs i find a small peice of slug will stay on after 10 or more fish
     
  11. Gabowman

    Gabowman Member

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    If you're seeing nibbles, sounds like bream to me.
     
  12. amatuer cat catcher

    amatuer cat catcher New Member

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    thats only happened to me after catching a fish but i always use hooks with barbs