I interested in the type of hook and hook size you use for your slip bobber/live bait fishing. I fish quite a bit in the BWCA with a slip bobber and small sinker. I've found the #6 or #4 yellow Gamakatsu Octopus hooks to be a hook that's easy on the fish. When they're hooked, just about all of the hook sets have been right in the lip. Far fewer swallowed hooks, hooks in the gills, or other spots. The swallowed hooks come out easier with less damage to the fish. I really like the Octopus Circle hooks but I haven't found them in yellow yet.
What kind of hooks are you using?
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I was using Senko type baits under the slip bobber and was using a light wire, wide gap finesse or wacky style hook. I like the light wire as it penetrates with less pressure. I really like the Damiki Viper wacky hook for this application, and also for dropshotting or weightless Senkos. I think I'm going to try a wacky jig head instead of a split shot the next time I fish this rig.
I use a #6 hook, too. The ones I buy are the "offset" hooks - the ones where the hook part is bent slightly to the side. (Not sure how to describe it any better than that.) I just think the offset hooks set better.
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