Buford Cletus wrote: »
Please don't try to interject with reason, it only further confuses the matter.
Snookmeister wrote: »
Yea I have had turmoil on this issue lately,
Pipefitter wrote: »
I agree with this post. I typically only live bait fish these days for red fish. But I can definitely see the advantage with the J's as stated in the above post. Sheepshead fishing comes to mind. Where timing on the hookset was the deciding factor, especially when using something like fiddler crabs.
I bought a repair pack of DOA shrimp and they had missed putting the 3 hooks in the pack. To their credit, they offered to mail me the hooks but I figured I would just get some Owner J's or something to use instead. It was nearly impossible to find J hooks of that size in any of the local stores or even straight J plastic worm hooks, even at Sports Auth.
I ended up nipping the tails and using them in reverse with offset hooks.
Snaphappy wrote: »
I can't stand circle hooks. Even with in line circles I have gut hooked many muttons ARS and grouper. I tend to let them eat too long when fishing with them. I honestly think I hook just as many fish in mouth with j hooks. If it were up to me that's all I would fish.
sharkatak1089 wrote: »
you just ain't doin it right, young grasshoppa.