Surfrat815

Chunking hooks?

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4 hours ago, tvl3rd said:

For whatever reason it always bothers me when I snell hooks that don’t have offset eyes. It probably shouldn’t but it does. 

Aesthetically me too but I think the angle actually helps turn and set the circle hook. 

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I plan to try out a couple different hooks this year. I picked up some BKK circle hooks that look pretty good. I also have my standard Gami Octopus Circles that I have actually been using for a while (they work really good for chunking bait and setting the rod in a sand spike).

 

I usually use pretty large hooks most of the time 7/0 - 12/0 depending on brand. You need to in order to make sure enough of the circle hook is free so that it can catch and set. I also feel it keeps some of the smaller fish from biting since they can't fit it in their mouth.

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Gamakatsu inline circle 9/0 chunks, 10/0 heads and 8/0 clams.  All 4x strong, why not?  One less piece of terminal tackle to worry about. 

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Since I have both, I just compared the Gamakatsu Octopus Circle 4X in 9/0 and the Mustad Demon Perfect Circle in 9/0. They have basically the same amount of gap. They're different styles though...and have completely different price points (per hook).  

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I really use 3. Owner inline circle, mustad demon, and trying out bkk. Honestly don’t necessarily prefer one over the other. I use between 6/0 and 10/0 depending on size of bait I’m throwing

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I like Mustad 1X perfect circles in 8/0 for live mackerel and chunking, if strickly fishing smaller chunks you could downsize to 7/0. 

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On 3/5/2022 at 7:37 PM, Surfrat815 said:

With the circle hook law what do you guys like to use for chunking bunker? I was looking at the mustad tuna circle hooks but just seeing if there's any other suggestions out there. Thanks 

Mustard demo x4 always ready for the big ones

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circle hooks mean a lot less time using the pliers trying to get out a deep hook.  Use them surf fishing and catfishing on the local lakes.  lot less gut hooks

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