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Which hook size #13013430
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When using punch bait to catch eater size channels, while knowing a few larger blues will also take the bait,
do you recommend a #6 treble or a #4 treble?

Re: Which hook size [Re: SlowDown] #13013691
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I always use #6 on Fork fishing for channels.

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I always use #4 treble hooks. No right or wrong , just whatever works best for you.

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Thanks for the replies. I was afraid that #4 trebles were too large for eater size channels, but maybe not. When I catch a blue, I worry about that little #6 hook.

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If you will buy some 4x # 6 treble hooks you will get anything in the boat that your leader or line will hold. # 4s are alright too.

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always used #6 3x hooks.



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I use a Stubbys bait with a number 4 treble. I sometimes sharpen my hook.

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I tried a #4 and was missing bites, then caught a little 12” channel that only had one of the hooks on the treble in his mouth. I switched back to #6 and will stay with that size. If all of the channels were larger, a #4 would be ok, but some of the ones I catch run on the smaller size. Funny how it works out, fishing was slow today, but the only fish we caught were blues.

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Use whatever size you feel comfortable with, but here's my advice with punch bait and trebles.....reel down on the first sign of a fish messing with the bait to see how they are going to be taking it. I mean, I have "gut hooked" a ton of tish when letting them peck at the bait, when in actuality, they are swallowing the hook.
I don't miss too many fish once I figure out how they are taking the bait. Most punch bait fish will hammer the bait and hook themselves.
Just my .2 cents.

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cat, as soon as I feel them touch my bait, I quickly lift up with my rod and start reeling. I rarely ever gut hook a fish. Gotta be quick.

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