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#11808549 - 09/01/16 07:14 PM Punch Bait hook size ?
taterpop Offline
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Anyone ever use a larger hook than #6 treble say #4 how did it work?

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#11808557 - 09/01/16 07:20 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
forsanmedic Offline
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I use a #4 a lot. It seems to hold bait better, and when I am in bigger fish the hook up rate seems better.
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#11808763 - 09/01/16 09:35 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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#4 gamagatsu is the only hook that I use for punch bait, I've always had good success with them
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#11808956 - 09/02/16 06:44 AM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
David Welcher Online   content
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Mr Whiskers (Tom Whitlock) has been catfish guiding for over 40 years, he uses a no 8. Said the catfish doesn't open his mouth very wide, like say a bass. My dad uses a no 6. I will out catch him 2 to 1.

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#11809064 - 09/02/16 08:31 AM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
Big Zee Offline
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I use a #2 sometimes but mostly stick with the #4. Still get good hook ups with less of them swelling the hooks. I use the red Eagle Claw lazer sharp hooks.


Edited by Big Zee (09/02/16 08:31 AM)
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#11809939 - 09/02/16 07:10 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
taterpop Offline
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Thanks all I have the #6s and 8s I'm going to give the 4s a try.

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#11810905 - 09/03/16 02:34 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
fishslime Online   content
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I use a #6 mainly because they seem to swallow smaller hooks more, and you can't ever get them out. They keep getting more and more proud of those hook at WalMart.

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#11811952 - 09/04/16 12:42 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: fishslime]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fishslime
I use a #6 mainly because they seem to swallow smaller hooks more, and you can't ever get them out. They keep getting more and more proud of those hook at WalMart.


eBay is your friend. I agree on the #6. Benny Roberts says to use a #4.
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#11811970 - 09/04/16 01:18 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
SALLYSUE Offline
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# 8 is what I use for my cheese bait

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#11813337 - 09/05/16 02:20 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
stubby77 Online   content
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I use 4 treble on my cheese
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#11813368 - 09/05/16 02:41 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
Jimbo Offline
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I've been fishing #6 trebles with punch bait exclusively. I've tried #4's early on and they worked, but the #6 always did the job and used less bait.
When the bite is on you can go through a lot of bait in a hurry.
I target mostly smaller channels and blue cats.
The biggest blue I've caught on a #6 was a 25# blue and several from 15 to 19# range.


Edited by Jimbo (09/05/16 02:43 PM)
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#11813391 - 09/05/16 02:53 PM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
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Our team uses #6 4X trebles.

#4's use too much bait. The 4X help keep the hook straight and not bent when removing Hook's from fish.
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#11819707 - 09/09/16 09:44 AM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
catdub Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
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Loc: cleburne tx
Number 4 treble hook

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#11824290 - 09/12/16 08:41 AM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: taterpop]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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#4 or #6 depending on the bite and size. Dough or punch bait.
When they hongry even a 8" fiddler will swallow a #4

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#11825880 - 09/13/16 12:03 AM Re: Punch Bait hook size ? [Re: Muzzlebrake]
taterpop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
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Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
#4 or #6 depending on the bite and size. Dough or punch bait.
When they hongry even a 8" fiddler will swallow a #4


Thanks that's good to know.I won a bid on some off ebay they will go in my tackle box. I like the #6 but it seems to me when I get a nice fish the #6s don't get a good enough bite on the bigger fish.


Edited by taterpop (09/13/16 12:05 AM)

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