Posted by Flytyer on April 19, 2005 at 16:49:04:
In Reply to: Catfish Hooks posted by Steve on April 17, 2005 at 20:56:16:
I use very large kahle hooks, and have great success. I like the fact that it has a wide gap. I have used circles and do ok with them also. I use whole 10" shad all the time. It may be the way you are hooking your baits. Hard to explain but i run the hook through the body near the tail, then run it throught the gill and out of the mouth of the shad. The major portion of hook is exposed out in front of the shad. The shank is in the mouth. I feel that most fish like to eat fish head first so the first bite is the hook and it seems to work. I hope you can understand how I am hooking the shad up. Anyway good going on the large blues, and I hope you release them so I can catch them to.
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