Posted January 01 2010 - 06:46 PM
I use from size 4 or 5 Virginia and 1/0 octopus for small baits like fiddlers and Asians to 6/0 octo/baitholder for soup crabs and big fish. Go to hook now though is a 4/0 Aki or 5/0 SSW.
Posted January 01 2010 - 09:16 PM
Posted January 02 2010 - 01:05 AM
Originally Posted by Fly By Nite
2/0 and 3/0 owner cutting points when I'm trying to put the meat in the boat. I suppose they are the same as the gami 3/0 octopus. When I've had my fill I switch to a 4/0 or 5/0 gami baitholder and a whole crab.
great minds thing alike, LOL i have been using the same. the only difference is my DE or MD trips where i beef up to the 5/0 or 6/0 Owner Aki hooks when looiking for that monster tog. thanks to nybayman sam for the advice on the aki's... look up his md record fish to see what those hooks can pull in...
Posted January 02 2010 - 09:23 PM
Posted January 02 2010 - 09:38 PM
Posted January 02 2010 - 09:41 PM
Posted January 03 2010 - 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by Linesider975
I broke a Gammi baitholder 5/0 while taking it out of the fish......TimS says they will break your heart. Looks like I'm gonna be in search of something new. Maybe give them aki's a try.
Posted January 03 2010 - 12:12 PM
I've been using VMC live bait 5/0's (like TimS) for the past couple years, but have been bending them some of late. Not on fish, but when I get hung up. Makes it harder for me to foul hook tog, you know.
Tried the Gami 5/0 Octopus on the Mary M trip and like those. Especially with larger crab baits. No bending.
Posted January 03 2010 - 03:31 PM
Posted January 03 2010 - 11:14 PM
Originally Posted by Scotty
keith, never seen that... must have been caught on a wreck, but at least you got the fish in, u no...
Its happened more then once. I like the Gami octopus becuase of the offset eye. Most of the time I just steal whatever's in Kieth's box
Last trip to Cabelas I picked up some Owners becuase they seemed alittle thicker. Haven't had a chance to use them yet though.
Posted January 04 2010 - 06:30 PM
That's exactly where mine broke.....can't have that happen . The fish I caught went in the box but nothing near the size of what I get down south. I will try the VMC hooks and the Aki. Scotty, the one snag I had earlier, I changed out the hook when I tied on the PROPER rig