Big Bait hooks

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  1. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I've been using Owner Jobu 10/0 hooks for salamis for a few years now. I like them but they are so expensive -- and it really sux to cut one off in a shark. Can anyone recommend another hook that doesn't cost as much? Thanks very much!
     
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    My favorite hooks for big baits are Mustad 39960D 20/0 circle hooks or Mustad 7691DT 12/0 j-hooks.
     
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    For salami baits I prefer ringed Mustad 8/0 or 9/0 39942 depending on bait size, hook location in bait, presentation style, sea conditions and time-of-day (visibility). Cost is around $1.35 a hook.

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  4. Steve K

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    Look at Lindgren-Pitman for an affordable alternative. 100 9/0 J Hooks for $75.00.
    16/0 and 18/0 circles $55.00 and $62.00 per 100.
     
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    Penn Hooks made by eagle claw, P195 j hook, $10 for 10. Ringed Hooks is the only place that I know has them. Sports Authority use to carry them when they had fishing tackle.
     
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    Those are great hooks. Have used them on the kite with flyers as well as with Salamis.

     
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    Hi Steve. There is a place in Tennessee called Catfish Supply. They carry the BIG circle hooks. The last time I bought them it was about $120 for 100 Eagle claw 18/0, plus shipping. You can check them out on line, although it has been a year or 2 since I bought anything from them.
     
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    These are being sold on eBay.
     
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    Try this. Take a 4/0 J hook make a Clipperton rig type to the J hook or Circle. Your bait will appreciate it and live way longer.

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    Min; What are you using for wire on that connection, does the trailer hook stay where it is...Paul
     
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    Paul. The picture is just an example. What I was doing was I used a 10/0 7691 and the trailer hook was a Owner Gorilla factory 4/0 ringed hook. The ring on the Owner is large and thin enough, I could take a plier and bend the ring into an oval shape to get past the barb of the 7691.

    Another way I did that after running out is I took some mono about 50lbs found in the boats garbage can and then I just tied the two hooks together. This worked well too.

    I will take some pictures and load it up later today.


     
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    Thanks Min that looks pretty slick...Paul
     
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    Here are some pictures. On the one with mono. I tied a double San Diego and then did some wraps and square knots with pieces of mono from the garbage can. :) Be creative and see what works for you.
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    Hi Min. How did this method produce for you on this trip?
    Looks very promising. I might have to give it a try next week on the Shogun.
     
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    Min; do you hook the bait from the inside top of the mouth through the top?, it looks like that is the way it's done. Also Dave asked if this method worked on your trip...Paul
     
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    Dave. I used to stick a 7691 through the back of the skippie or small yft and they would eventually die from the blood loose. With this method, I fished one small YFT for 2 hours and after no bites was able to release it. Maybe better conservation method.

    On hooking the bait. Since the deckhand will have the Man Bait upside down. You take the small J hook and from inside of the mouth which is the top of the nose to outside to come out of the top of the nose. Maybe like 1/2" deep and the bait will last a long time.

     
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    Yup Exactly. And yes, the method worked, I hooked two large fish with this method and brought one to the boat. The other fish, I hooked it about 500 yards out and the Tuna just took off and I eventually pulled the hook. Probably should have lessen the drag.

    Also with the Man Bait fishing. You know what ever Tuna bites that thing is going to be pretty big to eat a 5lbs bait. ;)

     
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    Thanks Min for the info, I made up (3) setups using 10/0 owner circle with a small ringed J hook tied with momo, the knot tucks inside the ring, looks slick...Paul
     
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