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Product Review: Are Circle Hooks for You"

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Product Review: Are Circle Hooks for You" Product Review: Are Circle Hooks for You"

Product Review: Are Circle Hooks for You"

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Circle hooks have created a debate in the last few years between anglers who fish rivers and those who fish lakes. When using circle hooks in rivers, I have not had much trouble fishing in good current. Although they performed well in current, fishing calm water areas such as the big reservoirs I ply for giant blue cats, the hook design gave me a bit of a problem with the hook-up ratio in the slack water. I began having hook-up problems when I fished areas with no current because the bait was not held straight on the hook. Full circles were oftentimes double hooking back into the chunk or live baits causing me to miss a lot of fish. What would I do when I am anchor fishing in a lake with a lot of slack in my lines due to boat sway from the wind" I went back to my old standby treble and J-style hooks for quite awhile.
Circle hooks are designed to hook the fish without much rod movement by the angler. Just leave it in the rod holder and as the line gets tight and the rod bows down, the pressure penetrates the hook into the corner of the mouth of the fish and the fight is on. I felt this was a no brainer in current areas, but I tried to picture how these specialized hooks were going to work in lakes without current. I tried to imagine how a fish swim off the bait in a lake as opposed to a river. Without current, the fish could swim in any direction with the bait. The fish may swim at your boat or they might swim crossways with your boat, making a tight line hook up with a circle hook very difficult. A year ago I learned from some other catfishermen that Daiichi came out with a modified circle hook that would work in all situations. If the fish did not swim away from the boat, the angler could still set the hook on the fish! Last year I got the new circle hook called the Circle Hook Lite a try.
After I began to use the hook, I found out in short order that a quick, had jerk was not the ticket to hooking blues manually with circles. As soon as we started using a long sweep of the rod, we started hooking fish that were not being very cooperative. Fish would move to the boat, away from the boat, along side the boat – every direction you could imagine and we were catching them just as good if not better once we learned good circle hook technique.
Anatomy Of The Circle-Hook Hook Set
Once you notice a fish has taken the bait and is not moving away from the bait and is not moving away from the boat and tightening the line, pick up the rod. Then reel in as much line as possible until you feel the steady pressure of the fish on the end of the line. Once the tip of the hook has started to penetrate, the hook and the fish will do the rest. It's as simple as that. If the fish is not giving much resilience, you can use a long sweeping motion of the rod to bury the hook.
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