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#11145187 - 10/04/15 06:57 PM What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ?
love my skeeter Offline
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Registered: 09/23/11
Posts: 368
Loc: Crandall, Tx.
I lost the biggest DD of my fishing life this weekend then 2 more a bit smaller on the same crank bait. I noticed that 4 more that I caught came off as soon as they were netted. I was using a RC (Rick Clune) square bill crank. After researching I found that everyone loves these cranks but they do change the hooks immediately. My question is what is the best hooks out there to change over to....

Thanks in advance TFF
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#11145204 - 10/04/15 07:07 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
TSimmonsFishing Offline
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Registered: 08/26/15
Posts: 6
Loc: East Tx
I like to replace my hooks with Gamakatsu EWG short shank trebles. Seems like the straight bend in them holds fish a little better than a regular round bend hook. Size depends on the size of the lure.
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#11145207 - 10/04/15 07:08 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
first off sorry for your loss, need a pic of the crankbait u need hooks on so I can find a best fit for that particular color.
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#11145228 - 10/04/15 07:19 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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The ewg hooks hold fish better, but the triple grip round bends snag fish easier.

I threw crank baits literally non-stop Thursday. From around 7:30 to 4:00. Thousands of casts. I caught 9 largemouths and two spots. Only lost one, and it wasn't the baits fault( different story...and my fault). I missed some fish. But can't say I lost them, since they were never actually hooked.

Best bet? Just make sure they are sharp. When dull replace them. Don't get caught up in what style. Just make sure they are sharp. Bangin them on rocks and wood dulls them fast. Keep a Texas Tackle split ring plier handy and a box of trebles. It only takes a few seconds between casts to replace a pair of hooks.

As for loosing your fish. That's crank baiting. The numbers are smaller but the weights are usually a little better. The bad thing is you will lose them on occasion.
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#11145240 - 10/04/15 07:24 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
Big Worm78 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 461
Loc: Deck of my boat
Gamakatsu or owner stingers. May try to go a size or two larger if the bait will let you. Also remember, it is still a bait with treble hooks so don't try to manhandle the fish to the boat to much. Also, the proper drag and rod will also help with the hooks pulling out.
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#11145242 - 10/04/15 07:25 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
TSimmonsFishing Offline
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Registered: 08/26/15
Posts: 6
Loc: East Tx
Good info. Also having a rod with a softer tip/able to load up on the fish was a big factor for me when i first started cranking. I lost numerous fish due to my rod tip being too stiff and ripping the hooks out.
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
The ewg hooks hold fish better, but the triple grip round bends snag fish easier.

I threw crank baits literally non-stop Thursday. From around 7:30 to 4:00. Thousands of casts. I caught 9 largemouths and two spots. Only lost one, and it wasn't the baits fault( different story...and my fault). I missed some fish. But can't say I lost them, since they were never actually hooked.

Best bet? Just make sure they are sharp. When dull replace them. Don't get caught up in what style. Just make sure they are sharp. Bangin them on rocks and wood dulls them fast. Keep a Texas Tackle split ring plier handy and a box of trebles. It only takes a few seconds between casts to replace a pair of hooks.

As for loosing your fish. That's crank baiting. The numbers are smaller but the weights are usually a little better. The bad thing is you will lose them on occasion.
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#11145245 - 10/04/15 07:26 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Decoy X-F55 Quad Treble Hook


I've been using these lately and my hookups have increased by 20% at least. I love these hooks, they're really underrated. The extra shank really helps.
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#11145246 - 10/04/15 07:27 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
love my skeeter Offline
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Registered: 09/23/11
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I'm not stingy so I will tell you it is the RC spotted shad....on lake fork. I will post a few pics asap of a couple I did catch this weekend.
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#11145275 - 10/04/15 07:40 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
Big Worm78 Offline
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#11145289 - 10/04/15 07:44 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
love my skeeter Offline
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Registered: 09/23/11
Posts: 368
Loc: Crandall, Tx.
I was using a brand new out of the package crank. I lost a a big one last weekend on mono of this lure so knowing she was laying there I changed to braid and went back this weekend with power pro 10 lb braid. Sure enough first cast thursday night she hit it like a truck and I set the hook and drag started screaming. I let her run with tension on the rod. She slowed down and I started a to bring her back to me and lost her about 20 seconds into the fight. I'm not a pro angler but I am an experienced Bass fisherman with more bass over 7lbs. than I can count. So I do know how to finesse a big bass to the boat. On this same lure though this past weekend I lost atleast 4 big bass and not one I brought in had a good hook set in the lip. So other than thinking its the style of hooks....I'm baffled, so any help would be greatly appreciated
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#11145325 - 10/04/15 08:02 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3040
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: love my skeeter
I was using a brand new out of the package crank. I lost a a big one last weekend on mono of this lure so knowing she was laying there I changed to braid and went back this weekend with power pro 10 lb braid. Sure enough first cast thursday night she hit it like a truck and I set the hook and drag started screaming. I let her run with tension on the rod. She slowed down and I started a to bring her back to me and lost her about 20 seconds into the fight. I'm not a pro angler but I am an experienced Bass fisherman with more bass over 7lbs. than I can count. So I do know how to finesse a big bass to the boat. On this same lure though this past weekend I lost atleast 4 big bass and not one I brought in had a good hook set in the lip. So other than thinking its the style of hooks....I'm baffled, so any help would be greatly appreciated
try a different color. Sometimes they are swiping the bait out of reaction, when if the color is right, they eat it.
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#11145326 - 10/04/15 08:02 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
love my skeeter Offline
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Registered: 09/23/11
Posts: 368
Loc: Crandall, Tx.
I appreciate all the input guys....I'm sure its good info for all
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#11145469 - 10/04/15 08:41 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
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#11145625 - 10/04/15 09:30 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
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#11145898 - 10/04/15 10:42 PM Re: What are the best hooks for my crankbaits ? [Re: love my skeeter]
love my skeeter Offline
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Loc: Crandall, Tx.
looking at the now...thanks lamoon78
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