Owner hooks snapping in half on tarpon
I've been using 6/0 mutu light hooks for drifting crabs and threadies for a few years now. I'm having a strange problem that I'm hoping someone can help me out with. I've had 6 hooks this year snap clean in half right at the bend in the hook as a tarpon jumps, a few others in years past. And some of the fish had plenty of slack as they jumped too. Tonight the fish was only about 80 lbs, and even with a solid amount of slack in the line and lightening up as it got close to the boat, the hook snapped on the last jump. I don't fish an overly tight drag, just 7-10 lbs and the fish didn't even pull drag as it thrashed this time. Problem is I really like the hook up ratio on these hooks and the fact that I can usually put a solid amount of heat on the fish if I have to without bending the hook out. Anyone have the same problem or any recommendations? Think I may be trying trokars next. This is actually the fish from tonight as it jumped and snapped the hook, had someone filming.