Daiichi Bleeding Bait Circle Wide Gap Saltwater Hooks
Great Hooks, Not-so-Great Paint
These are great hooks - strong, sharp, and nice design. I used these hooks in size 5/0 with live bait on 50 lb. fluorocarbon leaders during a recent fishing trip to Clearwater Beach and I caught six nice black-tipped sharks over a few hours. The circle design worked great as all six sharks were hooked in the corner of the mouth and were easy to release.
The big negative - all of the nice red paint wears completely off the hook after the first fish! The manufacturer needs to come up with a more durable paint!
November 20, 2012
favorite circle hook
The circle chunk light with stop-gap. I’ve used at least 6 different circle hooks and have found these the best. I like that they are in-line, have extremely sharp points that stay sharp and hook and hold fish. Last spring I landed an 83 pound Black Drum after breaking off the barb on one of the ten large dogfish sharks already caught on the hook. We’ve caught stripers, drum, dolphin at high catch rates than with j-hooks and almost all are in the corner of the mouth.
June 2, 2007
I was using eagleclaw razorsharps and swithched to these. I found these hooks to be much sharper and less fish getting off. This is the best hook Ive found for those santee cooper cats.
May 16, 2009
This style of hook is very good as the fish usualy gets hooked in the corner of the mouth resulting in easier hook removal. Also the red colour seems to entice fish into bitting.
January 8, 2013