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Hook Advice #12658066
03/04/18 11:12 PM
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My catfishing is generally in the pan-size,5 pounds and under range. What size circle hook would be about right? Also, is there any advantage to an offset point? I've been using 4/0 Eagle Claw from Wallmart, but if there is a better size and brand, I'd try it.

Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12658105
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I like the Mustad Demon Circle 5/0

Gamakatsu 4-5/0 Circle

Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12662437
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Also check out the Owner Mutu light circle uncle bagster.

Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12663026
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Circle k hook from whisker Seeker tackle will work great for that size fish. I generally use them in 8/0 but 6/0 should work well for the fish you are targeting.

http://whiskerseeker.com/catfish-wide-gap-circle-hooks-offset-circle-k/


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Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12663842
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I use teamcatfish double action from 5/0 to 8/0 absolutely love them flag


If it ain't broke don't fix it...but go ahead and work on it anyway.....
Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12664264
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Has any one tried Black warrior hooks?.

Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12664645
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When I'm targeting eaters in the spring I primarily use cheap 3/0-4/0 kahle hooks from Walmart. I use circle hooks in the winter but I'm pretty sure setting the hook on the eaters is good for the soul.

Re: Hook Advice [Re: Big Sam] #12664925
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Originally Posted By: Big Sam
I use teamcatfish double action from 5/0 to 8/0 absolutely love them flag


This

Re: Hook Advice [Re: Ol' Green Top] #12665836
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Originally Posted By: Ol' Green Top
Originally Posted By: Big Sam
I use teamcatfish double action from 5/0 to 8/0 absolutely love them flag


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Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12665985
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I like to set the hook myself and the Eagle Claw Plain Shank 5/0 works equally good with cut bait and live perch. I do run circle hooks on my jug lines if I have them.

Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12666491
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Team catfish double action all day unless it's a j hook. Then it's eagle claw.


If the fish don't bite your not baiting right...
Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12667242
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Team Catfish 8/0 double action hooks. They will catch eater size to big fish all day
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Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12668074
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I use punch bait with a size 6 treble hook. The best ones I've found are at BassPro. Don't remember the name, but they are made in France. A silver hook that does not bend or break like others do and reasonably priced.

Re: Hook Advice [Re: uncle_bagster] #12668579
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and for a bonus get those Team catfish grippers shown by Justin in his above photo...they are also in disposable once you use them flehan


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