4/0 gami octopus is plenty small for scup. No need to go with the tiny hooks; which may lose the Sea Bass for you. I fished S of the "windmills" last week. The problem you may have is keeping the bait down there long enough to catch the Biscuits when using clam baits. I really should have brought some squid heads. That's Sea Bass candy. A good idea for the 2/0 hooks is you may possibly catch some small bergalls which you can then fillet for strip baits. That also will catch you the big Sea Bass. If they move off into slightly deeper water you'll have a better shot at Cod.