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#12453438 - 10/04/17 07:10 PM Your preferred treble hook strength for bass
collincountytx Offline
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Interested to see different opinions on this

Here’s my general preferences per lure weight

1/4 oz or less lure (like a jerk bait or 1/4 oz rattle trap)—-1X
1/4oz to 1/2oz lure (example: sq bills, small topwaters to 1/2oz lipless)—-2X
1/2oz to 1.5oz lures (deep cranks and big topwaters)—3X
Lure weighs more than 1.5oz—4X
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#12453455 - 10/04/17 07:26 PM Re: Your preferred treble hook strength for bass [Re: collincountytx]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
I do 2x on everything except big topwaters, deep divers, and glides step it up to 3x on those. I have yet to have a hook failure on a 2x hook though.
I run 12-15lb line on most moving baits and it's almost impossible to open a hook up with that line size.


Edited by Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad (10/04/17 07:26 PM)
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#12453461 - 10/04/17 07:32 PM Re: Your preferred treble hook strength for bass [Re: collincountytx]
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Definitely like the 2X—very versatile and thin wire enough to penetrate well if they swipe at it
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#12453634 - 10/04/17 10:40 PM Re: Your preferred treble hook strength for bass [Re: collincountytx]
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I fish 2 or 3 X on nearly everything and MOSTLY short shank hooks, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

Depends on cover, too, fishing timber, I go with the 2X, MOST of the time.

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