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#12764316 - 05/21/18 08:18 PM What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish?
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What size hooks do you use for catching sunfish?
What Size Hook Do You Use for Sunfish?
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#12764325 - 05/21/18 08:24 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
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Size 8! Every now and then a size 6! woot

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#12764359 - 05/21/18 08:42 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Size 6 for me sickle hook is my favorite I like criket hooks but sometimes it seems like they do not have enough gape so I prefer the sickle type
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#12764487 - 05/21/18 10:01 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
SenkoSam Offline
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Originally Posted By: Laker One
Size 8! Every now and then a size 6! woot


If the fish are aggressive enough and large enough, a #6 jig hook is fine with slightly larger plastics. I believe most predator fish instinctually attack lures in a lure range they find worth attacking.


Edited by SenkoSam (05/21/18 10:02 PM)

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#12764560 - 05/21/18 11:38 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
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Size 8 flies for me.

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#12764596 - 05/22/18 04:51 AM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
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I usually use a size 6. I also use a size 8 every now and then. hooked
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#12764611 - 05/22/18 05:33 AM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
Vogey Offline
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Size 6...Eagle Claw with the longer shaft to be able to get more night crawler on...also easier to remove from fish.

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#12764717 - 05/22/18 07:36 AM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
Smithaven Offline
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I carry even hook sizes (10,8,6,4 and 2) in the gold Aberdeen pattern. For sunfish my default is number 8. If the fish are small I use a number 10. If the fish are running larger and swallowing too many hooks I use a number 6. The larger sizes are for crappie.
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#12764791 - 05/22/18 08:31 AM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
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Loc: Mathis, Texas
10 bait fishing for minnows.

6 or 4 if fishing for the frying pan. fish

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#12764828 - 05/22/18 09:01 AM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
Gitter Done Offline
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
I chose other due to the fact I do not target sunfish. When I do catch them they are usually on a size six hook on a crappie jig. I have also caught sunfish on larger hooks while fishing for bass and catfish.

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#12764934 - 05/22/18 10:08 AM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Smithaven]
Gnab2 Offline
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I am with Smithaven I carry all of them except for #10. I normally use 6s and 4s. If the fish are big I will push 2s.

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#12765446 - 05/22/18 03:32 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
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Size 6 is my max 90% of time for targeting just Sunfish.
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#12765651 - 05/22/18 05:32 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
psalty Offline
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Loc: Kingwood,Tx
#6 Aberdeen or long shank 8
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#12765680 - 05/22/18 06:01 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 438
Loc: Montgomery Texas
I use number 2 bass drop shot hooks. Mustad.

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#12765986 - 05/22/18 09:34 PM Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One]
doctorxring Offline
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Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 896
Loc: The Republic of Texas

If I'm on good fish I go with a #4.

But a #6 is a great all around time hook.

I've gone to 1/64 oz jig heads for fishing for sunfish.
REALLY helps to reduce the fish taking it deep.

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