I agree with Salsa. A good punch that takes the Texas heat. I use #4 treble hooks. Usually VMC's or Eagle Claws Lazer Sharps. Get the sharps hook available. A good punchbait should have ingredients in it that will make it stay on the hook. Punch baits I use CJ's Shad and Stubby's. To me, Stubby's is more of a dough type bait, it's a good clean bait that works. Now dip baits, I use Doc's blood, the sticky one. I use a treble hook and sponge with a dip worm. The dip bait will stick and even fill in the tube of the worm. For all these baits, a good sharp treble hook works great.