When live baiting for Tarpon.... what size hook do you use?
When you are live baiting (free lining) for Tarpon (beach or pass) what size circle hook do you use? I have always gone a 7/0 but in a conversation with a friend who Tarpon fishes more than I do... He goes 8/0 all the time. I keep backing off in both the size of my leader (think I'm coming down from #60 to #50 particularly on the beach) and from 7/0 to 6/0, I figure smaller leader and hook = more pickups. Also do you have a favorite shape or design in your choice of circle hook?