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Old 07-22-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default J Hook or Circle Hooks for specs?

Going to try and catch some specs from the yak in Bayou Chico and would like to know if circle hooks or J hooks are better using live pinfish and finger mullet. Also any other info will be appreciated.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
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Size 8 treble.


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I didnt think you could use a trble hook for specs, If it is legal it sounds like the way to go. Thanks
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I'd use a 2/0 circle hook an a very small pinfish. I've caught one on the same bait but diffrent size hook.
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Either will work just fine. I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to use treble hooks for them but if one bites your bait while cat fishing.... I personally like slinging lures under the dock lights in bayou chico. I've caughten hundreds if not thousands of them using soft plastics on a jig head under those lights. There's not many huge ones back there but occasionally you'll get a slob.
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I personally would go with a 2/0 circle hook for live bait. I would have to go with southern taker and say that plastics around the lights would be slot better and will also be less crowded and not baking in the sun either.
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no treble hooks with live bait inshore...in Florida..is my understanding. Of course its probably different in some of the less conservation minded states.
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Either will work just fine. I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to use treble hooks for them but if one bites your bait while cat fishing.... I personally like slinging lures under the dock lights in bayou chico. I've caughten hundreds if not thousands of them using soft plastics on a jig head under those lights. There's not many huge ones back there but occasionally you'll get a slob.
Thanks for all the info. I think I will try the dock lights, I am always sitting a the house at night wishin I was fishin, May not get much sleep but its going to be FUN!
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no treble hooks with live bait inshore...in Florida..is my understanding. Of course its probably different in some of the less conservation minded states.

Well that sucks for y'all lol. Over here in Bama I only have probably 2 fish every year that don't survive due to a treble hook, and I'm catching hundreds of specks per summer.


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Circle hooks for sure. I use 5/0 owner mutus...I use huge baits tho.
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