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#3402590 - 04/28/09 01:24 PM How to hook a cricket?
NOLA Fisherman Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 83
Loc: Irving,TX
I need tips on how to hook a cricket and keep him on the hook?

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#3403022 - 04/28/09 02:38 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: NOLA Fisherman]
auminer Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 136
Loc: Allen

This could be better than the mystery fish thread...


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#3403061 - 04/28/09 02:47 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: auminer]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
LOL! I could've come up with a bunch of smarties on that question, but I won't.
I insert the hook point through the rear end and run the barb out through the middle of their hard little heads. Then I scrunch them back down on the bard so as to hide it and wait for the bite. Yes, it will kill Jimmeney Cricket eventually but they stay on the hook much better than any other way I have tried. The bream usually attack them pretty quickly, anyway.

I am certainly no bream fishing expert. This is only what has worked for me.
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#3403090 - 04/28/09 02:56 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: fouzman]
BaffinBay Offline
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Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 1400
Loc: Murphy, Tx
+1

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#3403093 - 04/28/09 02:57 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: fouzman]
RPB Offline
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Registered: 05/18/08
Posts: 130
Loc: Burnet
Oh, I must be tired, I thought it said "How to cook a cricket"

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#3403096 - 04/28/09 02:58 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: BaffinBay]
BaffinBay Offline
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Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 1400
Loc: Murphy, Tx
What are you using for bait to catch the cricket? I stopped fishin' for crickets years ago, they always bite short. I can't keep them on the hook either...

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#3403105 - 04/28/09 03:00 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: BaffinBay]
RPB Offline
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Registered: 05/18/08
Posts: 130
Loc: Burnet
I'll try fouzman's method next time ... sounds like he is a much better hooker than I am.... I mean for crickets.


Edited by RPB (04/28/09 03:01 PM)

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#3403996 - 04/28/09 05:42 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: RPB]
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replace him with a plastic tube jig, preferably a Tricolor MicroTube jig, on a 1/32 nd oz UNPAINTED jig head!!!!!!

You think I'm kidding don't you?



I'm not!

It works!

Rudy

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#3404524 - 04/28/09 07:43 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: NOLA Fisherman]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 29692
Loc: Plano TX
Originally Posted By: NOLA Fisherman
I need tips on how to hook a cricket and keep him on the hook?


They have tough tounges. Get them to stick there tounge out and hook it dead center. rolfmao

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#3405680 - 04/28/09 11:43 PM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: Trickster]
snagola Offline
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Registered: 09/15/08
Posts: 432
superglue

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#3405914 - 04/29/09 05:21 AM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: snagola]
jiggernewbie Offline
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Registered: 04/07/09
Posts: 39
Loc: Richardson, TX
Scotch tape and a Blackcat!!


Edited by jiggernewbie (04/29/09 05:22 AM)
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#3405917 - 04/29/09 05:26 AM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: jiggernewbie]
TreeBass Offline
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Loc: Central Texas
what? no ducktape?
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#3405966 - 04/29/09 05:57 AM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: TreeBass]
jiggernewbie Offline
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Registered: 04/07/09
Posts: 39
Loc: Richardson, TX
Originally Posted By: TreeBass
what? no ducktape?
Is it a government issue cricket?


Edited by jiggernewbie (04/29/09 05:57 AM)
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#3407291 - 04/29/09 11:52 AM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: jiggernewbie]
KrazyFish Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1818
Loc: Next to 2nd stomp on the right...
I go with the Super Glue,
popcorn2
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#3448575 - 05/10/09 12:38 AM Re: How to hook a cricket? [Re: KrazyFish]
DAVY VILLANUEVA Offline
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Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 315
Loc: selma tx 78154
weld it on there lol
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