Gamakatsu® Shiner Hook
I use these for Catfish, Crappie and Bass of all types.
For minnows use the smaller sizes, 6 - 1 depending on the size of the minnows.
I also use these with shrimp, 1/0 - 3/0. Also excellent on trot lines if your state allows.
Like all Gamakatsu hooks, they remain sharp after many fish, don't rust and are surprisingly strong for their size.
March 28, 2012
Highly recommend these for live bait. The thin wire and elongated J shape extends the life of your shine and lets him swim much more freely than a traditional bait hook.
One very important note however, is that these hooks are the SE (straight eye) model. Gamakatsu also makes a UE (upturned eye) model which is what their "wicked wacky" hook is based off of. Both the UE and Wicked Wacky hooks are better suited for wacky and drop shot rigging lures.
June 6, 2011
best bait hook ever
These hooks are awesome! I'd tell you how I use them, but then too many people would render my method ineffective.
April 14, 2011
Excellent Wacky Worm Hook
By Registered Maine Smallmouth Guide. This hook works great for wacky worming while fishing for both small & largemouth bass.
March 24, 2011