Eagle Claw® Lazer Sharp® Circle Sea™ Big Eye Trotline Hook - L198
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- Lazer Sharp needlepoint
- Offset point
- Oversized ringed eye
- 95% lip hook rate for trotlines
The Eagle Claw Circle Sea Big Eye Trotline Hook helps fishermen hook more fish and hold them, thanks to its functional shape. The Offset Hook features a big eye and a 95% lip hook rate so the fish cannot escape. The Circle Sea hook is scientifically proven to reduce fish mortality, and a hook set is not required. With an oversized eye, greater holding power, more hookups and fewer drop-offs, this Circle Sea hook is the perfect Trotline hook.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5 out of 5 by cat_man_dew Best cat hook out there
These are as good as any high priced circle hook on the market. They are also a fraction of the price. I use them on my jug lines because they seldom gut hook a fish, never rust, and have a great hookup ratio for both big and small cats!
July 3, 2007
Rated 4 out of 5 by boxxer Too Small
Selected as you were out of 5.0 circle hooks. I also purchased some 25 lb. Berkley big game that was defective. It continuously snapped; not at the leader,but in the middle of the line.
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by YouMustEnterANickname I believe these are EC 197Gs
I looked up all the Eagle Claw Circle Sea hooks, and these are the closest. These hooks are wonderful, never gut hook a fish. Catfish seem to hook in the top or bottom of the mouth, but that may be the chicken livers.
Here is a picture of a sunfish that managed to hook itself on a catfish rig, size 3/0 Circle Sea 197G hook. It was hooked in the corner of the jaw, on the opposite side, stealing the chicken liver. The sunnie was only 6 inches long.
I fish a two hook rig under a large float made for a pool noodle. Catfish make the float bob up and down. They hook themselves on the Circle Sea hooks, and drag the float away. I just tighten the line and push the hook past the barb.
These hooks really do work!
August 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by RaymondS Great price !
I have been skeptical of circle hooks till I caught an equal number of catfish on each of two poles side
by side with a #2/0 aberdeen on one and a 5/0
Eagle Claw circle sea on the other...
I use 25# line on one of the poles(spinning) and 30#
on the casting rod and I'm not sure which it was but
with those line strengths I can easily straighten a
5/0 circle sea if it gets caught on a rock so you don't loose your whole end rig because the line broke,
but there plenty strong enough for the smaller catfish
that a hook that size should be used for...and the larger sizes have larger wire diameters..so...
May 3, 2010
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