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6/27/2014 6:32:15 PM

If I'm using 3-6 inch bluegills and creek chubs, what size and style hook should I use? For big channels and flatheads.

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Flathead Catfish
Susquehanna River

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    1. Dreed97 0
      Thanks @SwampMafia and I use smaller baits because smaller and big fish will take it haha because very rarely do I or see anyone catch big fish. @trevorfish
    2. Trevor Duran 0
      Exactly what I do with carp up to 3lbs lol it feels weird using small bait now haha @SwampMafia I was just messing with you lol I know you don't use 11/0's ...more for a tiny bait.
    3. Swamp Mafia 0
      @trevorfish I like circles, but that's just personal preference. I try to use big baits for one main reason, to keep the small fish off my hooks and give the ...more big cats time to find it.
    4. Trevor Duran 0
      3-6in gills are pretty small for flatheads but will catch channels easily and flats. A 3in gill is small so use a small hook. Don't go putting an 11/0 in a 3in ...more bait or it may kill it 😉 @SwampMafia
    5. Trevor Duran 0
      I mainly use j hooks like gamakatsu. Circles will work but I prefer j's myself. With gills I would use 5/0-10/0 but it depends entirely on how big the bait is ...more so use what fits the bait size
    6. Swamp Mafia 0
      Either should work just fine. For best results match your hook to your bait. The bigger hook will work for 6"+ sunfish and bullheads. The 6/0 should be good ...more for medium sunfish and medium cut baits.
    7. Dreed97 0
      Thanks @SwampMafia I got 6/0 and 8/0 gamakatsu circle hooks, it seems like there big tho the 8/0 is about 1.5 inches around
    8. Swamp Mafia 0
      Circle hooks are still not a standard size across all brands. I use 11/0 mustad circles and they are about 1" around. I have caught some channels and blues ...more that are less than 12" all the way up to big
    9. AllWaterLife 0
      @swampmafia @trevorfish
    10. Dreed97 0
      Thanks @MulletHead !! I had one good hit but just a couple smaller channels on worms
    11. Gabe Mitchell 0
      Hook between the center of the back and the tail. Good luck bud!
    12. Dreed97 0
      Thanks!!! @MulletHead
    13. Gabe Mitchell 0
      Circle hooks , 7/0-10/0
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