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Old 06-28-12, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question. I usually use a 5/0 hook when fishing 10 inch worms. Does it make any sense to use a larger hook. I read somewhere that lots of times fish will attack large worms head on. I have also read were some of the pros use 6/0 and 7/0 hooks. Plus the worms are so long already what good would the bigger hook do?
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Old 06-28-12, 03:04 PM   #2
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I think most people use hook that are to big with worms and senkos. I rarely go over 3/0.

When I fished Rage Tail Anacondas all the time in Florida, I'd use fish a 5/0 or 6/0 heavy wire hook. However I always fished them weightless, so the heaver hook was needed to cast them and to get the fall rate I wanted.

I find that the smaller hook you can use the more freely the worm moves. Think about it as the worm having joints in it like you arm or leg. Without a cast on, them you can move them freely and natural about. But put a cast on, and you're stiff as a brick, with the exception of being able to move your wrist.

It's the same thing with a worm. If you've got a huge section of the worm stiff with the hook than it can't move about naturally and freely.

Hope that was a good analogy! Good luck!
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Old 06-28-12, 03:23 PM   #3
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most people in my opinion use a hook that is much too large. you do need a heavy wire hook, but probably nothing ever bigger than a 4/0. i use 2/0 and 3/0 most often. i also do not use the standard worm hooks. i use a 60 degree leg jig hook with a hitchhiker to secure the plastic to the hook. this set up will increase your hook up ratio. plus your bass will consistently be hooked in more solid place, resulting in not losing your bass after you hook him.


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Old 06-28-12, 06:08 PM   #4
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i use a 3/0 or 4/0 hook
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Old 06-29-12, 12:04 AM   #5
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I used to use a 5/0, 6/0 and even 7/0 hook (all EWG) when I used big worms (10" and bigger). I was missing a ton of fish and never could figure out why. Most of my partners were catching a high percentage of the fish that bit them and I was getting very frustrated trying to figure out why I was having this problem. Then only difference I could find was they were using a 4/0 offset worm hook. I made the switch and I started getting way more bites and hooking up with a very high percentage of the fish that bit. I can't really explain why I am hooking more fish because the smaller hook still seems like it would be less likely to hook a fish, but I think the more bites is because the smaller hook doesn't kill the action of the worm like the bigger hook does. Either way the only hook I use on 10" worms now is a 4/0 offset worm hook.
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i sometimes use my stock of fee trokar 5/0 magworms for my skinny dippers.
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Originally Posted by wallywallace View Post
i sometimes use my stock of fee trokar 5/0 magworms for my skinny dippers.
I have know idea what this post means. LOL, I'm sure it was meant to be a joke, but that's as much as I can figure out.
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Old 07-04-12, 10:10 PM   #8
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Maybe it has something to do with his sig line
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