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Hook size
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:39:58 PM »

Ok.. Got a question and maybe im posting in wrong forum,  i donno,  but here it goes..
What size hook do yall use with a zoom mag ii worm.. 
Ive been using a 5/0 with no problems till last night.
Went fishing and had the best worst night fishing. Caught 2 bass in boat.  2 got off before i got to the boat i was using a zoom mag ii worm and bass seemed to be jumping on it..  Except i missed about 10.. I threw my bait in 2 ft water after about 5 seconds it would take off and i coukd feel the bass..  I go to set hook and pulled straight out the bass mouth or i would be 2 late and they done spit it out.  I thought maybe it was some bream playing with me,  but i seen 2 bass that got off,  and the 2 i caught were hooked at the edge of lip..  I thought maybe they wanted another color,  so i mixed it up and no bites.  Went back to original color and same thing.  Switched hooks to same size but a newer one thinking that was it..  Still missed hooksets...  I never tried a smaller hook..  But i never had that problem before..  Any ideas and what size hooks yall using?
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 12:43:57 PM »

Trokar 5/0 EWG Super Line hook.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 12:44:35 PM »

And i usually have problem with bream when i feel that tap, tap, tap, tap, tap like a machine gun and usually the bream like to eat my curly tails off..  Ive just never missed that many bass...  Seemed lije maybe they were spawning and full,  just wanted to suck in bait and spit it out... I donno... 
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 12:46:50 PM »

Trokar 5/0 EWG Super Line hook.

Thats what i was using..  5/0 gamakatsu evg hook..
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 02:03:48 PM »

Thats what i was using..  5/0 gamakatsu evg hook..

Gammy is not a Trokar.  lo
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 02:23:39 PM »

I meant same size 5/0 ewg
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 03:14:37 PM »

Not all hooks are created equal. If you wanna use a Gammy, you are gonna have to up the size.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 03:46:15 PM »

Really...  Bigger then a 5/0.... I couldnt imagine going bigger on a worm...  I am using the skip gap ewg.. Ive heard people using anywhere from a 3/0 to a 5/0 but ive never heard abyone go bigger.. 
Seems fishy that ive never had this issue but last night it was upset stomach diarrhea kinda sick... 
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 03:53:21 PM »

Skip gap, theres your problem....
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 05:12:27 PM »

Not all hooks are created equal. If you wanna use a Gammy, you are gonna have to up the size.

Excellent point (no pun intended). Like so many other things in the fishing world there is no industry standard on hook gap size. So one company's 4/0 may be the same as another company's 5/0.

To the OP, I'm gonna throw a suggestion out there. Try a straight shank hook. I slowly went back to using them a while back and have noticed that I lose less fish with them than I do an EWG. Not saying I don't lose any fish but noticeably less. Occasionally I still use an offset shank hook but i can't even remember the last time I threw anything on an EWG hook.

Just a thought.

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Re: Hook size
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 05:51:28 PM »

How often do you check you hook point?  It doesn't take much to bend that point just a nuf for it not to stick real good.  I would think that 5/0 EWG would be enough hook.   Straight up Texas Rigged Worm fishing I use either a 4/0 - 5/0 EWG depending on the length of the worm.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 08:14:52 PM »

I really don't like the skip gaps. A regular EWG works good for me.
But it may have been the spawn and the fish weren't inhaling the bait. In that case set the hook as fast as you can.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2018, 06:30:10 AM »

I really don't like the skip gaps. A regular EWG works good for me.
But it may have been the spawn and the fish weren't inhaling the bait. In that case set the hook as fast as you can.

Went back for about hour tonight...  Caught. Nice 3 1/2 lb..  Bit same thing..  Missed about 5... I dont know if its bedded females or bream..  I threw a crawfiah in same spots and different colored worma with no bites...  But as soon as i go back to original then it picksup bait and i swing for the hills and nothing... Weirdest thing..  Usually bream eat the tail off them worms.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2018, 06:33:38 AM »

How often do you check you hook point?  It doesn't take much to bend that point just a nuf for it not to stick real good.  I would think that 5/0 EWG would be enough hook.   Straight up Texas Rigged Worm fishing I use either a 4/0 - 5/0 EWG depending on the length of the worm.

Yes..  I changed hook... It was sharp but i was out of options so i changed it and same thing.. 
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 07:08:01 AM »

If they are on beds you may miss a lot more fish, they tend to just grab the tail and take a bit outside the nest.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2018, 11:10:37 AM »

Get rid of the ewg crud and put a 5/0 strait shank hook in that worm and fish that worm the way it was meant to be fished.  ;) If itís a Bass and itís in his mouth you will hook him. Bream or any other little mouthed critter probably ainít gonna happen just due to hook size vs mouth.

I often tell a friend to get a bigger hook so he can eliminate the little critters.

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Re: Hook size
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2018, 02:47:15 PM »

I use 5/0 hooks. But Iíve fished at night with a big worm and had the same issue. Fish were picking it up by the tail. You could see the line moving but hookset and no fish.

The color change in the case you pointed out should be a slight change not a drastic one. So if you used watermelon red then maybe watermelon. Or green pumpkin red. Something similar.

Some days they are just finicky though.


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Re: Hook size
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2018, 03:42:49 PM »

Might be going against the grain here, but try downsizing both hook and bait. Works well for me when the fish are acting like this. My guess is it's not the hooks fault, the fish just aren't fully engulfing the bait, therefore the hook may not even be in the fishes mouth when you set.
Stay with the same size style and color if possible, but downsize a bit.

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Re: Hook size
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2018, 04:13:12 PM »

Like most of the others, 5/0. Sometimes a Trokar Big Nasty, sometime a Trokar EWG. It doesn't happen often, but if I'm missing decent fish, I'll run the hook a little further down the worm and use a lighter weight.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2018, 08:33:29 AM »

I try to avoid EWG hooks as much as possible. Unless it's on some sort of beaver style bait that can ball up in the gap.
 On the ol Monster and most other worms,  I like the Trokar TK 130 flippin hook in 4/0 or 5/0.
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2018, 02:50:21 PM »

Im wondering if im getting some bedding females..  I went last nite and couldnt get a bite..  But 2 nights in a row i was getting bites but no hooksets.. Weirdest thing to miss that many..  But its better then not getting any bites.  Lol.. Im gonna try a straight shank hook or a shakey head,  and drag it around to see what happens...
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2018, 03:14:59 PM »

I typically use a 2/0 and don't even need to set the hook as the bass usually do it for me. 
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2018, 06:21:34 PM »

Im wondering if im getting some bedding females..  I went last nite and couldnt get a bite..  But 2 nights in a row i was getting bites but no hooksets.. Weirdest thing to miss that many..  But its better then not getting any bites.  Lol.. Im gonna try a straight shank hook or a shakey head,  and drag it around to see what happens...
Have you tried down sizing the worm instead?
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Re: Hook size
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2018, 06:30:57 PM »

Ok.. Got a question and maybe im posting in wrong forum,  i donno,  but here it goes..
What size hook do yall use with a zoom mag ii worm.. 
Ive been using a 5/0 with no problems till last night.
Went fishing and had the best worst night fishing. Caught 2 bass in boat.  2 got off before i got to the boat i was using a zoom mag ii worm and bass seemed to be jumping on it..  Except i missed about 10.. I threw my bait in 2 ft water after about 5 seconds it would take off and i coukd feel the bass..  I go to set hook and pulled straight out the bass mouth or i would be 2 late and they done spit it out.  I thought maybe it was some bream playing with me,  but i seen 2 bass that got off,  and the 2 i caught were hooked at the edge of lip..  I thought maybe they wanted another color,  so i mixed it up and no bites.  Went back to original color and same thing.  Switched hooks to same size but a newer one thinking that was it..  Still missed hooksets...  I never tried a smaller hook..  But i never had that problem before..  Any ideas and what size hooks yall using?
go to NuTech Lures you tube channel and look up the video titled guide arms, hooks and pull lines.  you might learn why you are not hooking your bass.

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2018, 06:33:31 PM »

here is the you tube link

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