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Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum #13171979 05/31/19 02:30 PM
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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13172080 05/31/19 03:46 PM
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Good video but would be much better without the wind noise. Needs to put microphone / smart phone inside thin foam cover.

Also, video shows a scale left on the hook point. That MUST be removed. Even a single scale will prevent hookup, especially on a circle hook. It will just slide right out of the fishies mouth and not hook up at all, - every time.

Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13172245 05/31/19 06:20 PM
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And if you have time, do a simple fillet, put in a zip lock bag....add plenty of salt to toughen up the meat bc mullet has a mushy texture. A smaller piece of meat and a circle hook will work just fine.


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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13172365 05/31/19 08:43 PM
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Not a fan of circle hooks, so I don't use or recommend them. J hooks provide greater opportunity for positive hook ups.

Circle hooks only have the advantage of increased survival rates for released fish due to not hooking them deeply.

If you plan to keep the fish, J hooks put more in the cooler.


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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13172718 06/01/19 02:15 AM
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I greatly prefer circle hooks. Cast. Put in rod holder. Wait till the drag starts ripping. Dont touch the rod till the drag starts ripping. We catch many many.

And almost need the circle hooks for sharks cuz if you set the hook immediately and hooked into the mouth their shark teeth are right on the line and will cut you off in no time.

Their teeth (reds and sharks) can fray your line no matter what but it would be like trying to cut a loose ribbon with scissors....much easier to cut when you have it tight.

Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13172824 06/01/19 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by MathGeek
Not a fan of circle hooks, so I don't use or recommend them. J hooks provide greater opportunity for positive hook ups.

Circle hooks only have the advantage of increased survival rates for released fish due to not hooking them deeply.

If you plan to keep the fish, J hooks put more in the cooler.


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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: Day0ne] #13173068 06/01/19 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Day0ne
Originally Posted by MathGeek
Not a fan of circle hooks, so I don't use or recommend them. J hooks provide greater opportunity for positive hook ups.

Circle hooks only have the advantage of increased survival rates for released fish due to not hooking them deeply.

If you plan to keep the fish, J hooks put more in the cooler.


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Yeah, have to agree with Dayone. Circle hooks are incredibly effective in many applications, especially cut bait fishing like this.


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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13174803 06/03/19 06:29 PM
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Circle hooks vs J hooks

Consider the bait that gets swallowed. Circle hooks are designed to slide out of the gut to prevent deep hooking.
Circle hooks that slide out of the gut may or may not end up hooking on the edge of the mouth as designed.

J hooks that do not slide out of the gut result in deep hooking which is a very effective way to put fish in the boat.

About half of our bull reds caught on J hooks are hooked deeply. Some of those fish may be caught on circle hooks. Some will not be.


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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13175804 06/04/19 04:27 PM
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MathGeek thanks for the baiting tips. I appreciate the video. Everyone has their own preferences so use what you like best!

Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13175966 06/04/19 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MathGeek
Circle hooks vs J hooks

Consider the bait that gets swallowed. Circle hooks are designed to slide out of the gut to prevent deep hooking.
Circle hooks that slide out of the gut may or may not end up hooking on the edge of the mouth as designed.

J hooks that do not slide out of the gut result in deep hooking which is a very effective way to put fish in the boat.

About half of our bull reds caught on J hooks are hooked deeply. Some of those fish may be caught on circle hooks. Some will not be.


Ok but what if deep hooking fish you aren't keeping is bad?

Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13176617 06/05/19 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the vid. I was going through the meat, but I see your method exposes more of the hook. Tim


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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13176639 06/05/19 11:16 AM
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Thanks for sharing!

Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: Glitchmo] #13178024 06/06/19 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Glitchmo
Originally Posted by MathGeek
Circle hooks vs J hooks

Consider the bait that gets swallowed. Circle hooks are designed to slide out of the gut to prevent deep hooking.
Circle hooks that slide out of the gut may or may not end up hooking on the edge of the mouth as designed.

J hooks that do not slide out of the gut result in deep hooking which is a very effective way to put fish in the boat.

About half of our bull reds caught on J hooks are hooked deeply. Some of those fish may be caught on circle hooks. Some will not be.


Ok but what if deep hooking fish you aren't keeping is bad?


See earlier post:

Originally Posted by MathGeek
Not a fan of circle hooks, so I don't use or recommend them. J hooks provide greater opportunity for positive hook ups.

Circle hooks only have the advantage of increased survival rates for released fish due to not hooking them deeply.

If you plan to keep the fish, J hooks put more in the cooler.


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Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13178043 06/06/19 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MathGeek

Originally Posted by Glitchmo
Originally Posted by MathGeek
Circle hooks vs J hooks

Consider the bait that gets swallowed. Circle hooks are designed to slide out of the gut to prevent deep hooking.
Circle hooks that slide out of the gut may or may not end up hooking on the edge of the mouth as designed.

J hooks that do not slide out of the gut result in deep hooking which is a very effective way to put fish in the boat.

About half of our bull reds caught on J hooks are hooked deeply. Some of those fish may be caught on circle hooks. Some will not be.


Ok but what if deep hooking fish you aren't keeping is bad?


See earlier post:

Originally Posted by MathGeek
Not a fan of circle hooks, so I don't use or recommend them. J hooks provide greater opportunity for positive hook ups.

Circle hooks only have the advantage of increased survival rates for released fish due to not hooking them deeply.

If you plan to keep the fish, J hooks put more in the cooler.


Oh. Sorry, didn't see that. smile

I still don't agree about the hookup ratios, but you've thought about the other thing. My bad.

Re: Preparing and Hooking Cut Mullet for Bull Redfish and Drum [Re: MathGeek] #13179478 06/08/19 02:55 PM
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why would you want to deeply or gut hook half your bullreds? you can only legally keep 1 per day (and 1 bonus tag) per valid fishing license holder.


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