Thanks for the report, the board has been pretty quiet lately. We will be up tomorrow for our annual vacation, and hopefully fishing some during the week. Will post on how we do. IMO, smaller hooks would allow a more natural bait presentation for those size baits. (I think those are threadfin shad?)
Post by herringbone on Aug 12, 2023 8:47:16 GMT -5
Thanks for the report. It all depends on your bait size. There’s lots of guys that use baits 6”-10” long, this is where you’ll need the bigger hooks. Smaller bait, smaller hook. If the bait struggles to swim naturally in the water because of the hook, it’s too big, and will more than likely die a lot quicker.
I agree with all the others-match the hook with the bait. The hook you had the bait on too large. For baits that small I have gone to #2 hooks not 2/0 hooks. Gives a much better presentation and the bait does hold up a little longer. Thanks for the report and keep after them !!