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Worm Hook? #12854561
08/05/18 10:57 PM
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What size hook are you using on 10" worm?

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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12854608
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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12854613
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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12854615
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Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES] #12854915
08/06/18 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.

Last edited by Ken A.; 08/06/18 12:28 PM.
Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Ken A.] #12854919
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.


That's what I use on all my worm set ups. A 4/0 on a Beaver.

Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12855195
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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12855208
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I use vmc round bend hooks exclusively, the bend up by the eye keeps the bait on much better in all cases than a 90 degree bend like most others have.

For 12" I use 5/0
10" depends on worm brand can be 3 or 4/0

Vmc has a heavy duty hook also I avoid those most of the time but they come in up to 7/0. I like the finer hooks for better hook ups.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/VMC_Ike_Approved_Worm_Hook_Bulk_25pk/descpage-VMCWHB.html

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/VMC_Ike_Approved_Heavy_Duty_Worm_Hook/descpage-VMCHDWH.html


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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Ken A.] #12855229
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.


Yep, that's the one I recommended. If I'm flipping or pitching a worm I like the Owner wide gap hooks which are a little heavier.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12856113
08/07/18 12:10 PM
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Yep, 5/0 round bend or straight shank. I like straight shank due to the more direct pressure that is applied to the hook point on hookset. I firmly believe I get a higher percentage of hookups.

Re: Worm Hook? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES] #12856244
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.


Yep, that's the one I recommended. If I'm flipping or pitching a worm I like the Owner wide gap hooks which are a little heavier.


I use the exact same two hooks in the same situations! cheers

Although the Gamakatsu 5/0 listed above was strong enough to catch a 5' alligator in our local Zoo Lake here. woot

Top clarify I "caught" it and fought it for 20 minutes, with it doing several 100 yard or so runs, and got it back to within 5 yards of me.

Then my wife said "Have you had enough fun?" so I gave it some slack and it threw the hook back out. wink

The hook was not bent at all and I continued to use it.

On a side note there was a guy that had been fishing there when we got there.

Once I hung the gator he came over after about 5 minutes and said "When you get it to the shore I want to get all of my baits back out of it's mouth!" pollo hmmm loco

I said man I will sure let you have them! bannana2


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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: BigDozer66] #12856667
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Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook. [/quote]

Yep, that's the one I recommended. If I'm flipping or pitching a worm I like the Owner wide gap hooks which are a little heavier. [/quote]

I use the exact same two hooks in the same situations! cheers

Although the Gamakatsu 5/0 listed above was strong enough to catch a 5' alligator in our local Zoo Lake here. woot

Top clarify I "caught" it and fought it for 20 minutes, with it doing several 100 yard or so runs, and got it back to within 5 yards of me.

Then my wife said "Have you had enough fun?" so I gave it some slack and it threw the hook back out. wink

The hook was not bent at all and I continued to use it.

On a side note there was a guy that had been fishing there when we got there.

Once I hung the gator he came over after about 5 minutes and said "When you get it to the shore I want to get all of my baits back out of it's mouth!" pollo hmmm loco

I said man I will sure let you have them! bannana2 [/quote]
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An alligator or an alligator gar ? If either one didn't bend that Gamakatsu no need in me using any other kind.

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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12856689
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Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Bees Marine Electronics] #12856744
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