Originally Posted by Stripersurg
I disagree, been using circle hooks for over 10 years, both for chunking as well as live lining.
I use 7/0 Daiichi Circle hooks, large chunk of Mac, I pierce through the belly first, spin the hook around, then go through the top, as close as to the back bone as possible, then push the point out, if you don't push the point out, past the bark, your not going to hook up.
So your basically cradling the chunk inside the hook bend.
Let the fish grab it, and run with it, just pull back on the rod, a lot of times, when they run, they will hook themselves.
How are you doing it?
same excact way you described with the exception of i use 8.0 gamagatchus or however you pronounce it.
i use my bait runner set real light,had em run with it and just started reeling and no pull of rod to set,can almost feel them just let go.I guess ill get used to them,i miss being able to set the hook,cant do it with circle hook.
Its probably because im just having schoolies hit it,shall see when the real fish come in,thanks for the advice as im kinda new to striper fishn starting last year.