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Old 04-20-2018, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Hook size.

I usually use a size #2 for hook. Typically all I use for pomps and reds. Just looking for some advice and tips. Things I may have never thought of to use.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:14 PM   #2
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Very unpopular in the pompano click but I use 3/0 eagle claw circle hooks for pompano. You get a bigger bite on them and loose less of them to the wave monster. I don't recommend them for large fish such as reds though, because they are a brittle hook and can break under heavy torque.....But I have caught a bunch of big reds, stingrays and drum on them. You just can't horse them in.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:42 PM   #3
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I've been using 2/0 Mustad Demon Circle, they work good.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:53 PM   #4
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I have always used 1/0 owner mutu light wire circles and do not think I have ever missed a hookup on a strike. Just make sure your bait is sized in relation to your hook size. I recently found some khale hooks and I really liked them too, not sure what size they are but also fairly small, I found it very easy to put bait on them (not that it is hard on others, just seemed a bit easier) and had some good hookups on Thursday. I don't think you can really go wrong as long as you keep them relatively small and light wire. I also noticed on Thursday how much color plays a role with floats and beads, I had 2 pink and 2 chartreuse pompano rigs out and caught 4 pompano 1 whiting and 1 catfish all on the chartreuse and not a single hit on a pink so keeping a variety on deck is key.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:46 AM   #5
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I've been using #2 kahle hooks with a yellow and white pear float (float hook).
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