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Old 04-07-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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What type of hooks do you guys use for sheepshead? I went this weekend and had a lot of hook spits which was frustrating. I was using J hooks and fiddler crabs and i think the problem was the hook was hitting the bony part of their mouths.

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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What type of hooks do you guys use for sheepshead? I went this weekend and had a lot of hook spits which was frustrating. I was using J hooks and fiddler crabs and i think the problem was the hook was hitting the bony part of their mouths.

Any suggestions?
I had ZERO luck with owner mutu light #1 and 1/O..... Fed them convicts lots of live shrimp lol only 1 solid hookup and then spit hook at surface.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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Try a #4.
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Try a #4.
I bought #2, #4, #6, and #8 for revenge. Hopefully one of those will work out. Live shrimp wasn't a cheap snack for those bait thieves.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:00 PM   #5
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Try a #4.
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currently using #4 J's....does anyone have a good circle hook that they use? i feel like there would be less hook spits if the fish were hooked in the side of the mouth
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I use successfully use a variety of #1 and 1/0 circle hooks.
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I use #4 gamakatsu hooks but that only cause they have not failed me in other sizes but #4 will defiently work
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I use Owner circe hooks with fiddlers. There isnt much of a shank sticking out to be detected. In fact the sheepshead just smash the hook if you dont set the hook right away. I was on my cell and missed 2 light strikes last week. This is what i saw when i reeled up. I kept the hooks cause I didnt think my midwestern buddies would believe me.
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Try a #4.
I use a #4 long shank j hook. I do bend a bunch pulling them out, very seldom miss.
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