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What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? #12764316
05/22/18 01:18 AM
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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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Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764325
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Size 8! Every now and then a size 6! woot

Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764359
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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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Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764487
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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.

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Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764560
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Size 8 flies for me.

Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764596
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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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Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764611
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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.

Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764717
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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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Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764791
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10 bait fishing for minnows.

6 or 4 if fishing for the frying pan. fish

Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12764828
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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.

Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Smithaven] #12764934
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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.

Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12765446
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Size 6 is my max 90% of time for targeting just Sunfish.


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Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12765651
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#6 Aberdeen or long shank 8


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Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12765680
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I use number 2 bass drop shot hooks. Mustad.

Re: What Size Hooks Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12765986
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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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