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#11726556 - 07/16/16 06:41 PM What Size Hook
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Registered: 04/19/09
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What size for a 7.5 ribbontail worm? Missing too many fish and on some occasions they just biting the tail off. Thanks.
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#11726557 - 07/16/16 06:42 PM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
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Been using a 3/0
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#11727696 - 07/17/16 04:59 PM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
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Thanks for all the responses
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#11727723 - 07/17/16 05:28 PM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
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I use a variety of sizes, but mostly 3/0. Have no problems with losing fish. Use a good, sharp name brand - Trokar, VMC, Mustad, Gama etc.
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#11727951 - 07/17/16 08:17 PM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
racing75 Offline
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Thanks
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#11727963 - 07/17/16 08:30 PM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
SAKS Offline
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I use a 3/0 also for that size worm. If they are biting the tails I would first change color and if that didn't work I switch to a wacky senko or a finesse worm.

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#11727998 - 07/17/16 09:01 PM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
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If they are biting the tail off then changing the hook most likely won't help hook up ratio. Downsize to a smaller worm

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#11728110 - 07/17/16 10:05 PM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
DEFMP Offline
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Loc: DFW
4/0 offset round bend worm hook. Don't like EWG hooks, I feel I lose more fish on them.

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#11728584 - 07/18/16 10:22 AM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
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4/0
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#11728586 - 07/18/16 10:24 AM Re: What Size Hook [Re: Jaret Latta]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
If they are biting the tail off then changing the hook most likely won't help hook up ratio. Downsize to a smaller worm


x2. Chances are, if they're biting the tail off, they aren't the size of fish you're looking for anyway...but downsizing will help.

I also don't like EWG hooks, so either round offset or straight shank will help getting hooked up. You can get away with a 4/0 straight shank or a 3/0 round offset if you're set on sticking with that specific bait.

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#11728587 - 07/18/16 10:24 AM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
fouzman Offline
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3/0 If they're biting the tail off, it's either bream or very small bass. Downsize or try a different style tail.
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#11728595 - 07/18/16 10:32 AM Re: What Size Hook [Re: fouzman]
Connor S Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
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Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: fouzman
3/0 If they're biting the tail off, it's either bream or very small bass. Downsize or try a different style tail.


X2 switch color or baits entirely. I have found in the summer months that if I'm getting the tails bit off a worm then switching to a craw imitation makes the bait more compact and usually helps put a few more in the boat.
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#11730303 - 07/19/16 10:21 AM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
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3/0 Owner rigging hook or Owner J hook.

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#11730396 - 07/19/16 11:11 AM Re: What Size Hook [Re: racing75]
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Use 4/0 EWG with overhead hook set if possible thumb peep

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