A bald hook isn’t a circle hook or a J hook, it’s somewhere in between, with the tip of the hook pointing toward the eye of the hook. They have a very wide gape that allows them to hold larger lures. Bald hooks are often made from thinner wire than similar sized circle hooks, which means less damage to live bait.
Bald hooks work best for medium to large catfish. Normally you don’t want to fish for small catfish with a bald hook. Smaller catfish such as channel catfish are better caught with smaller trebles. The largest sewer cats can be caught with Bald Hooks.
Throw the bait in the water. Reel in the fishing line. Hook a biting fish. Allow the biting one Fish to take the bait for a few seconds.
The optimal size for channel catfish is usually a 2/0 or 3/0 hook when using a Kahle hook. When choosing circle hooks for small to medium sized channel catfish, a size 5/0 or 6/0 will usually work best.
Kahle hooks are one of the most versatile hooks on the market, allowing you to either set the hook normally or “apply tension” and have the hook set automatically. It’s been around for a long time.
Kahle hooks are often made from thinner wire than similar sized circle hooks, resulting in less damage to live bait. Bald hooks are great for hooking fish securely, but the large gap can help belly snag or hook deep in a fish’s mouth.
Instead of pointing straight in, the tip of a Kahle Hook (pronounced like Kale) points a little further up.
The Mustad Sproat Hook is a versatile hook that can be used for live bait, artificial bait and fly tying. The sprat hook is a general purpose straight eye hook. Use it with ragworms or sandworms targeting a whole range of species such as: B. fluke, striped bass, flounder, plaice or bluefish.
The bend, shank and tip are all aligned, the tip is twisted perpendicularly into the shank of the fishhook. This design helps him slide right out. So if you want to catch and let go, this is the best choice. This design also offers a great connection percentage.
Using circle hooks for catfish can result in more hooks and reduce mortality of caught and released fish. If you had checked the end of a catfish line just 20 years ago, you would probably have found almost every type of hook attached to it.
In its simplest form, a paternoster is any rig that has the hook(s) on droppers above a fixed sinker. As well as providing a tidy presentation, this arrangement allows the angler to try more than one lure and one can often find paternosters with two or even three or four hooks.
A circle hook is a fishhook made so that the point is twisted back perpendicular to the hook shank to form a generally circular or oval shape. Several studies have shown that circle hooks jaw hook a greater proportion of fish than typical “J” pattern hooks.
The Carolina rig is a plastic bait rig similar to the Texas rig but with the weight attached over the hook rather than sliding down it. The Carolina rig is suitable for beginners. This particular rig is designed to help fishermen catch bottom feeding fish, especially bass fish.
A 5/0 to 7/0 circle hook is a good size for summer flounder fishing where a traditional J hook would be a size 1/0.
The unique Kahle design, exemplified by the wider gap, horizontal hook (eye and tip are on the same plane) places the hook further back in the fish mouth to avoid lip tearing. The hook, which sits securely in the fish’s mouth, is much easier to remove.