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#11620978 - 05/23/16 05:47 PM Which hooks for attended juglines?
Jason E White Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
I made some juglines last week with Gatorade bottles and 5' of line. I used 3/0 circle-sea hooks attached to a main line with mono and a barrel swivel. I chase the jugs around on my kayak when i see action. The 18-24" cats I'm catching are swallowing the hooks.

What size/style hooks do you recommend?
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#11621015 - 05/23/16 06:05 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
crankbait745 Offline
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I have been using 4/0 circle hooks on mine and never had a cat swallow one yet. I have my jugs anchored with bricks ,but I wouldn't think that would make a difference. Good luck

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#11621156 - 05/23/16 07:10 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: crankbait745]
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Try a 7/0 Circle Sea. I use them on Rod and Reel, and catch 2# fish and up. 9 times out of ten, they are always hooked in the right side of the mouth.

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#11621199 - 05/23/16 07:30 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
Jason E White Offline
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Maybe my lack of weights is the issue. Nothing for the fish to pull against to set the hook in its mouth.
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#11621795 - 05/23/16 10:53 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
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Jason if you are catching eaters and keepers for the freezer make some 4 or 5" leaders so when one swallows the hook just unsnap the leader and leave it in the cat until you clean them.

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#11621809 - 05/23/16 10:59 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: taterpop]
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Originally Posted By: taterpop
Jason if you are catching eaters and keepers for the freezer make some 4 or 5" leaders so when one swallows the hook just unsnap the leader and leave it in the cat until you clean them.
cheers
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#11622090 - 05/24/16 07:45 AM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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I use 8/0 octopus and have even had 2# blues swallow the hook. If they are gorging they don't mess around.
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#11622149 - 05/24/16 08:15 AM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
Big Zee Offline
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I fish the same set up you are using. I use 2oz weights for those size of bottles with a #5 circle hook. My line is 8' with the hook on the bottom and the weight about 12" from the hook. I also have some rigged with #2 treble hooks for punch bait. The 2oz weight seems to give a good slow float for that size of bottle. fish
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#11623047 - 05/24/16 01:48 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
Chiprat Offline
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Registered: 04/28/15
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Loc: Highland Village, Texas
I use Galv True Turn hooks, due to the fact that I also fish Texoma and the salt is hard on the others. #4 or 5

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#11625234 - 05/25/16 09:59 AM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
cjm80 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: San Angelo
I use 6/0 Kahle Hooks. Most are in the side of the mouth. Every once in a while one will swallow, but it seems to be the smaller fish. (makes no sense)
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#11625310 - 05/25/16 10:30 AM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
Mighty Z Offline
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Registered: 05/25/13
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I use 2/0 circle hooks on mine. I rarely have an issue with a swallowed hook.

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#11637893 - 05/31/16 02:30 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
MercuryJump Offline
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Registered: 06/10/15
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Loc: Texas
I use 7/0 sea circle they work well, but make them detachable if you are cleaning them.
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#11642335 - 06/02/16 10:33 AM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
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mustad 34009 #1 if you are after eaters and baiting with worms,hotdogs,or dough bait.The hook has a large eye so using #18 tared nylon is easy.

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#11642984 - 06/02/16 02:55 PM Re: Which hooks for attended juglines? [Re: Jason E White]
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I use 8/0 octopus circle and have caught fish from 1 to 50# on them.
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