What kind/size of hook...

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by cordwood, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. cordwood

    cordwood New Member

    21
    Mar 28, 2009
    Virginia
    ...do you use for catfishing? Ive been using a Gamakatsu size 7/0 Octopus Circle hook. After putting a good chunk of cutbait on it, it seems to fill the gap kinda tight. Ive had hits where it seems like the cats sucked it down but ive yanked it back out their mouth without getting a set.

    You think I need to upsize?
     
  2. thompson

    thompson Active Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    I believe I would
     

  3. when i set lines i use 14/0 mustad circles they work awesome!
     
  4. Bajacoop

    Bajacoop Senior Member

    470
    Apr 6, 2009
    SouthEast Missouri
    I use 10/0 gama octupus
     
  5. beagleboy6

    beagleboy6 New Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Bates County
    [rquote=1287737&tid=90053&author=cordwood].. ive yanked it back out their mouth without getting a set.

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    Circles and yanking it when you get a bite might be more of an issue then the hook size.

    It took quite a while for me to get out of the habit of setting the hook when using circles. Just let the action of the rod set the hook or slowly put pressure on them.