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#10768925 - 04/14/15 10:28 PM Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
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Tonight I was fishing in some current, so I rigged a 3-way with a 3oz river sinker and a 7/0 Gamakatsu octopus circle hook. Action was hot tonight, but I only reeled in about 10% of the fish that pulled my rod down. I'm wondering if the problem is the slack in the free floating leader? Was kind of frustrating. The kind of action I had tonight was fast limit material. Any tips on would be appreciated.

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#10768928 - 04/14/15 10:32 PM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
BADLANDER Offline
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Small fish?
Gar?
Snelled hook?
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#10768936 - 04/14/15 10:36 PM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: BADLANDER]
HeavyLead Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lewisvillan
Small fish?
Gar?
Snelled hook?


Yeah, I was into 1-4 lb fish.

Gar everywhere

Snelled the hooks.

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#10769191 - 04/15/15 07:05 AM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
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Old hook that was not sharp? Sounds like it might me gar to me since you say they were everywhere.
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#10769291 - 04/15/15 07:57 AM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
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I say Gar problem.
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#10769302 - 04/15/15 08:04 AM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
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Gar. Hardest fish to get a circle hook in.imo

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#10769433 - 04/15/15 08:49 AM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
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I bet you guys are right about the gar. Had times when the bait was picked up and moved, 3oz sinker and all, for a distance before dropped. Would have been fun to catch one of those guys though.

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#10770209 - 04/15/15 02:14 PM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
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Also don't try to put to big a piece of bait on a circle, they wont hook up well.

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#10770434 - 04/15/15 03:41 PM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
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Sounds like gar to me.
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#10771176 - 04/15/15 09:27 PM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
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Be sure and don't bury the hook in the bait, leave a lot of the hook exposed
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#10771322 - 04/15/15 10:24 PM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: Lga043]
HeavyLead Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lga043
Be sure and don't bury the hook in the bait, leave a lot of the hook exposed


Yeah, I made sure to keep it hooked shallow so that the circle hook could do it's job.

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#10771882 - 04/16/15 09:02 AM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: BrianTx01]
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Originally Posted By: BrianTx01
Sounds like gar to me.

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#10771949 - 04/16/15 09:24 AM Re: Hookup problem with Gama octopus circle hooks [Re: HeavyLead]
Savage243 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/11
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Also check for scales or anything on the point of the hook.

One little piece of debris can ruin any chance of a hook up.

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