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Old 05-28-2019, 05:10 PM   #1
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I'm going to be replacing a lot of my treble rigged lures with single hooks.
What is a good size recommendation hook for 3.5-4.5" lures, i.e. Rapala and Yo-zuri type lures?
I will be inshore fishing only.
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If the hooks are still in decent shape, try cutting 2 of the 3 hooks off, use a bolt cutter. See how your lure action and hook-ups are. Might save you some time and $.
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If the hooks are still in decent shape, try cutting 2 of the 3 hooks off, use a bolt cutter. See how your lure action and hook-ups are. Might save you some time and $.
That is not a bad idea, I may try this at some point with a couple baits and see how it works. Thanks!
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Might save you some time and $.
Not too worried about that, I just was curious as to what people are using as far as size and best brand. But I will try that for now. I have some good side cutters that can handle that.
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Not too worried about that, I just was curious as to what people are using as far as size and best brand. But I will try that for now. I have some good side cutters that can handle that.


Letís put it this way. I bought a few twitchin minnows with inline singles on them and the hook up ratio was about 15 to 1. I switched back to trebles after one trip. I go to catch fish not just feel the hits.


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I've got some lures I ordered from up north that they use for stripers. Treble for the belly hook, single on the rear. Every fish I've gotten up has been on the treble.
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I do very well with in-line singles on some lures and terrible on others. I like them on jerkbaits and wakebaits for trout, reds and snook, but hate them on twitchbaits and topwaters. For whatever reason my hookup rate is awful with them on those baits.

Sizing will depend on the overall body size, not just length and the desired buoyancy. you have to tinker with it on the singles because it'll change the sink rates on floating or suspending lures. Typically though, a #2-1/0 works for most inshore plugs.
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Letís put it this way. I bought a few twitchin minnows with inline singles on them and the hook up ratio was about 15 to 1. I switched back to trebles after one trip. I go to catch fish not just feel the hits.
I was hoping it would help me get the less desirables/smaller fish free easier and with less damage. But if it sacrifices potential hookups, then I may have to rethink this.
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I've got some lures I ordered from up north that they use for stripers. Treble for the belly hook, single on the rear. Every fish I've gotten up has been on the treble.
Interesting.
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I was hoping it would help me get the less desirables/smaller fish free easier and with less damage. But if it sacrifices potential hookups, then I may have to rethink this.

Like Chris V mentioned , if the lure is moving and the single hook is swinging. It is about useless. But on slow moving lures with a pause, then the hooks are hanging and hookup improves. Now the ones you do hook up usually stay hooked up better. It is harder for the fish to leverage a free swinging single hook. It is aggravating to spend time with constant misses.
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