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Old 09-08-2017, 09:25 AM
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Question Circle hooks for trout?

Any of you used circle hooks for speck fishing? I guess I'm specifically asking about using them for live bait under cork or Carolina rigged. I used to use kale hooks then swapped to trebles for live bait. My newer addiction of offshore fishing has brought me to use circle hooks and I'm wondering what kind of results y'all have with using circles on trout? It just seems often that when I go to set the hook on trout that many times I get nothing. I've just been thinking of trying them and wondering what results y'all may have seen.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:27 PM
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Back when I fished live bait, that's what I used. Works great.

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Old 09-08-2017, 09:23 PM
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Yep. I use them under popping cork. I also like to use I think they're called octopus hooks? Weightless through an artificial cocahoe. Reel quick and it darts around about 6-10" below the surface. When I get into bait slicks and schools this is my go to. Always have a pole rigged with it and ready.

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Old 09-09-2017, 08:58 AM
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when my son was young and didn't know how to really set the hook i used them on his line w/ live bait. His hook up ratio improved over khale hooks.
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Thanks guys! I figured this would be the concensus but had never heard of anyone using them for trout. I mean knocking em down on artificial is always the best but when you are using live, it sucks hooking 1/3 or even worse sometimes
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:10 AM
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Thanks guys! I figured this would be the concensus but had never heard of anyone using them for trout. I mean knocking em down on artificial is always the best but when you are using live, it sucks hooking 1/3 or even worse sometimes
You have to remember not to set the hook .Just start reeling. if you snap set a circle hook your ratio will not improve.
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You have to remember not to set the hook .Just start reeling. if you snap set a circle hook your ratio will not improve.
^^^^^^This^^^^^^
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Kahle hooks work well also, similar results to circle on trout.. only a moderate hookset is required.. maybe not even that... I am a fan of the circles though.. good stuff.
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