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2014/07/22 07:35:22 (permalink)

Catfish Hooks

What style and size hook do you use for catfish? Kahle? Circle? Octopus Circle? Circle Sea? Finese Wide Gap?

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Re: Catfish Hooks 2014/07/22 13:14:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby perchmaster101 2016/06/13 12:29:09
Gamakatsu octopus size 1 or 2
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Re: Catfish Hooks 2014/07/22 13:22:41 (permalink)
Between a sz 4 and 2/0 gamakatsu octopus circle for channels. 5/0-8/0 octopus or 8/0-10/0 octopus circle for flatheads. Hook size is determined by bait size, hence the wide range.
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Re: Catfish Hooks 2014/07/22 15:31:11 (permalink)
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Between a sz 4 and 2/0 gamakatsu octopus circle for channels. 5/0-8/0 octopus or 8/0-10/0 octopus circle for flatheads. Hook size is determined by bait size, hence the wide range.



 
Same here... hook size is dependent on bait size.
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Re: Catfish Hooks 2014/07/24 13:33:42 (permalink)
Had good luck on 2-8lb channels using these:  http://lazertrokar.com/products/octopus  Sorry for the spinning hook... I hate their site.  Anyway, 1/0 and 2/0 with cut baits.  Last trip I tied on a couple wide gap gamakatsus from my saltwater kit and they worked pretty much the same.  
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Re: Catfish Hooks 2014/07/25 16:05:13 (permalink)
I primarily use Gamakatsu circle and octopus hooks.  1/0 for smaller cats and up to 7/0 for bigger ones.  I picked up a package of Gamakatsu Big River Bait hooks last year, they have more of a j-hook shape to them, I like them for use with larger pieces of cut bait.
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Re: Catfish Hooks 2015/07/10 13:24:25 (permalink)
Gamakatsu circles all the way.  Size depends but I like to use fairly large hooks to discourage bullheads and other bait stealers.  
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Re: Catfish Hooks 2019/04/21 20:01:05 (permalink)
Always try to use circle hooks, period.
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