Best Hook Size? etc.

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by High Time, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. High Time

    High Time Member

    Being a relative newby and resisting the use of bait for trolling the last few seasons ,I have decided to give it a try this year and could use a little advice on the best hook size and brand/model etc. for tying up some double hook leaders for fishing a whole or cut plug herring. Thanks
     
  2. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    3/0 singles tied in tandem...Gamakatsu Octopus for Medium Herring. Keep the sport in sport fishing. :)
    4/0 is nice too... as is larger like 5/0 on large herring.
     
  3. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    Yup what he said. Match the hook to the bait doesn’t have to be big hooks

    One of my dads old friends used to burry #4 trebles into the herring when mooching. He would wait an eternity to set the hook. Waiting for the fish to swallow the bait...” he’s not going to spit that hook out” was his favourite line
     
  4. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Active Member

    Winter fishing, Use single 4/o on spoons and tandem single 4/o on hoochies.

    for summer chinook Anchovies in teaser head rigged with tandem trebles, Size 2 and a size 4 stinger. 4x strong gammies

    For sockeye a single size 5/0 or 6/0 in a MB hoochie
     
  5. High Time

    High Time Member

    Thanks for replies,just tracked down some Mustad SS 4/0 octopus beak hooks and ordered some 5/0's, found a decent/easy way of tying good snell knots,
    got a supply of herring frozen in water that is ready for brining, so we're getting close to liftoff. Rock on....
     

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