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Gamakatsu Bass Hook Guide
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Gamakatsu makes a hook for every bass fishing scenario imaginable. Here's their guide to choosing the right Gamakatsu hook for your situation.
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Gamakatsu EWG HookEWG

The legendary EWG Worm Hook is the gold standard in high performance wide gap hook designs. The EWG is Gamakatsu's most popular and versatile hook. Dead sticking a Senko? This hook fishes a Senko to perfection. Need to pitch a Brush Hog or Sweet Beaver to shoreline targets? The EWG will fish your pitch baits beautifully. Texas rigging or Carolina rigging a 10" worm? The EWG is the answer. A soft-plastic jerkbait fisherman's dream hook. The EWG. Simply the Best!

Sizes: 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black, Red, Green, Blue

Gamakatsu EWG Ringed HookEWG Ringed Superline

There are times when calling up fish requires a little something extra. For this purpose we designed the EWG Ringed Superline. Need to fish a Horny Toad in the slop and want it to walk? Our solid piece ring allows the bait to swing freely. Fishing a Fluke for schooling smallmouth or big spots and want that super erratic action? This is your hook. Handles braided line and heavy monofilament with ease.

Sizes: 2/0, 4/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu EWG Superline HookEWG Superline

The Superline EWG is an EWG on steroids. This high carbon heavy wire hook was designed to fish braided line in heavy cover. Are you serious about flipping in the tulles', overhead mats, or pads? The EWG Superline will increase your strike to hook ratio when you need to get nasty.

Superline EWG is perfect when you require a quicker decent rate without increasing size or adding weights. Want to turn up the heat with a Senko? Go with a Superline for that deadly quick decent!

Sizes: 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, NS Black, Red

Gamakatsu EWG Superline Weighted.jpgEWG Superline Weighted

The Weighted EWG Superline is a perfect complement to the EWG arsenal. Do you need more casting distance with a soft plastic frog? This hook will get you back in the junk. Want to flip into heavy cover without the hassle of pegging a bullet sinker? Consider the EWG Weighted Superline your new best friend. The Lead is strategically placed and milled to perfection.

Sizes: 2/0-1/16, 2/0-1/8, 3/0-1/16, 3/0-1/8, 4/0-1/16, 4/0-1/8, 5/0-1/16, 5/0-1/8, NS Black
Gamakatsu EWG Monster.EWG Monster

When only a high carbon heavy wire hook will do your choice should be the EWG Monster. Hard core doesn't even begin to describe the Monster. Slinging a Mission Fish back in the cover? We now have the perfect hook. Loading for bear with a giant Gitzit, Double Wide Beaver, or oversized Slug-O? The Monster has you covered. Headed to El Salto, Clear Lake, or the California Delta for double digit behemoths? Gamakatsu Monster is the choice when you are taking no prisoners. Heavy line, heavy rods,big baits, and big fish is EWG Monster time!

Sizes: 5/0, 6/0, 7/0 NS Black
Gamakatsu EWG Monster WeightedEWG Monster Weighted

On the heels of the EWG Monster we have introduced the EWG Weighted Monster for 2009. When the situation calls for a bulletproof weighted hook, look no further than the Monster Weighted. Strategically placed milled weights are perfectly balanced and serve as a keel for large swimbaits or any oversized offering. The hook also features a slightly higher hook point in relation to the eye to help aid in hook setting power.

Sizes: 5/0-1/8, 5/0-1/4, 6/0-3/16, 6/0-1/4, 7/0-1/4, 7/0-3/8, NS Black
Gamakatsu EWG Super Springlock WeightedEWG Superline Spring Lock Weighted

We designed the EWG Superline Spring Lock Weighted to be the perfect hook for paddle tail swimbaits. Based on the proven Superline EWG hook, the Spring Lock features a new 28 degree eye with a stress relieved stainless steel Spring so baits stay locked and secure. Beautifully milled strategically placed weights help your bait track perfectly at any depth. Offered in a variety of sizes and weights to take your paddle tail swimbait fishing to a new level.

Sizes: 3/0-1/16, 3/0-1/8, 4/0-1/16, 4/0-1/8, 5/0-3/16, 5/0-1/4, 6/0-3/16, 6/0-1/4, 7/0-1/4, 7/0-3/8, NS Black
Gamakatsu EWG Deep ThroatEWG Deep Throat

The deep throat, extended point and locking offset make this a good hook for most every soft plastic bait.

Sizes: 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu EWG Super Deep ThroatEWG Super Deep Throat

Similar in design as the Deep Throat, in a heavier wire designed for use with braid.

Sizes: 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu EWG Double HookEWG Double

The EWG Double is the perfect frog hook for all of your soft bodied frogs. The angle of the hook is such that it rides weedless in any situation. Once a fish strikes the wide gap design increases your hook up ratio.

Sizes: 3/0, 4/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu Skip Gap RigSkip Gap

There is no better hook for skipping plastics under docks and cover than the Skip Gap. But it doesn't stop there.

The Skip Gap has multiple uses. Use it for a top water soft plastic frog, and you will be amazed. No more fighting the hook to keep it in place. Texas rigging, Carolina rigging, the Skip Gap can do it all!

Sizes: 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black

G-Lock HookG-Lock

The unique G-Lock hook locks soft plastics tight and secure in any situation. Designed to be used in heavy cover.

Sizes: 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu Oversized G-MagOversize G-Mag

The G-Mag hook was designed to rig magnum sized tubes worms and swimbaits. This hook is standard issue on all Mission Fish swimbaits.

Size: 8/0, NS Black

Offset Shank O'shaughnessy BendOffset Shank O'Shaughnessy Bend

This is our standard offset shank worm hook with a O'Shaughnessy bend. The O'Shaughnessy bend is preferred by our top pro Aaron Martens for a variety of soft plastic rigging.

Sizes: 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, NS Black, Bronze

OffsetRndWrmOffset Shank Round Bend

Our standard offset shank hook with a round bend to give a larger bite area.

The round bend is perfect for Carolina rigging, or any time you need a stealthy presentation.

Sizes: 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black, Bronze, Red

Gamakatsu Straight Shank O'Shaughnessy Bend HookStraight Shank O'Shaughnessy Bend

For many soft plastic worm fisherman this is where it all started. The venerable straight shank worm hook should be part of any serious bass fisherman's arsenal.

Sizes: 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black, Bronze

Gamakatsu Straight Shank Round Bend HookStraight Shank Round Bend

Similar in design to our standard straight shank but with a round bend for wider bite area and superior holding power.

Sizes: 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black, Bronze

Gamakatsu Straight Shank SuperLine HookStraight Shank Superline

Many anglers still consider our Superline straight shank hook to be the ultimate flipping hook. Designed for today's heavy braided lines.

Sizes: 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, NS Black

Straight Shank Light Wire HookStraight Shank Light Wire

We have all you finesse fisherman covered with our Straight Shank Light Wire worm hook.

The light wire excels when the bite gets tough.

Sizes: 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, NS Black, Bronze

Gamakatsu Straight Shank Wire Guard HookStraight Shank Wire Guard

Our popular standard worm hook rigged with a wire guard.

Sizes: 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, Bronze

Split Shot Drop Shot Hook1Split Shot / Drop Shot

This is the ultimate hook for nose hooking a Roboworm, small Gitzit, or any number of soft plastic drop shot baits. When it's time to get serious about finesse fishing, the Split Shot/Drop Shot hook will amaze.

Sizes: 4, 2, 1, 1/0, NS Black, Red

Gamakatsu Finesse Wide GapFinesse Wide Gap

We designed the Finesse Wide Gap to be the perfect wacky rigging hook for bass. The 5/0 and 6/0 size will fish the extra large Senkos and finesse worms beautifully.

Sizes: 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, NS Black

Sizes: 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, Red

Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap WeedlessFinesse Wide Gap Weedless

Our Finesse Wide Gap Weedless hook features an innovative nylon weed guard that will allow you to pitch your wacky rig into the heaviest cover.

Sizes: 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu Shiner Straight Eye HookShiner Straight Eye

The Shiner Straight Eye Hook is the ultimate hook for rigging live bait. In addition, the Shiner has caught on with many anglers as a brilliant wacky rig hook.

Sizes: 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu Shiner Upturned Eye HookShiner Upturned Eye

Same great shape only with an upturned eye so it's perfect for snelling or tying your own monofilament weed guard.

Sizes: 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, NS Black

Gamakatsu Skip Gap Shaky HeadSkip Gap Shaky Head

Jig Head or Shaky head fishing is a very effective way of finesse fishing for bass. Gamakatsu has developed its own jig head based on the Skip Gap worm hook. It has the same innovative bend that holds your bait secure on the hook. There are no barbs or pegs that can tear apart a small finesse worm. The unique bend lends itself to simplicity and will change the way you shaky fish.

Sizes: 3/0-1/8, 3/0-3/16, 4/0-3/16, 4/0-1/4, Brown, Green Pumpkin

Gamakatsu Jack Roll Wacky HeadJack Roll Wacky Head

Gamakatsu has been known for its innovative functional designs, and the wacky head jig is no exception.

With its unique flat shape, the Wacky Head will entice the finickiest of biters with its side to side rolling action. Also to add to its attraction is the red epoxy head, and a short shank wide gap designed hook for a greater bite surface area for those short biting fish.

Sizes: 2, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 oz.

Gamakatsu Round 211 JigRound 211

Designed to be used for finesse baits and wacky jig fishing. Unique design with a short shank and beak point. The 211 is ideal for shaking a straight tail worm on light line.

Size 2: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, NS Black
Size 1: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, NS Black

Gamakatsu Round 26 JigRound 26

The standard round head design makes the Round 26 a very versatile jig head. Use it inside a tube or swimming a grub.

The jig has 2 keeper rings to keep soft plastics held firmly in place.

Sizes: 1/0-1/16, 1/0-1/8, 2/0-3/16, 2/0-1/4, 3/0-3-16, 3/0-1/4

Gamakatsu Football 24 JigFootball 24

The Football 24 is the choice when fishing around rock or ledges. It is designed to be very snag resistant.

The 24 is the way to go when dragging a Hula Grub or Beaver on deep structure. The 24 features a fine wire hook for fast penetration.

Sizes: 1/0-3/16, 2/0-1/4, 2/0-3/8, 3/0-1/2

Gamakatsu Darter 26 JigDarter 26

This hook comes with an optional nylon brush guard and features a heavy duty 90 degree jig hook.

The streamlined head design makes it ideal for darter head fishing in any situation.

Sizes: 2/0-1/8, 2/0-3/16, 3/0-1/4, 3/0-3/8

Gamakatsu Cobra 27 JigCobra 27

Named for its unique head design, the Cobra 27 comes with an optional nylon brush guard for weedless presentations.

It features a stout 60 degree jig hook and is great for building your own Bass jigs.

Sizes: 1/0-1/4, 2/0-3/8, 3/0-1/2

Gamakatsu Tube HeadTube Head

The ultimate finesse tube head design for precise presentations and small finesse baits. Comes on a strong, sticky sharp NS black hook that ensures solid hook ups.

Size 2: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 oz.

Gamakatsu Trailer SPTrailer SP

Speed up the process of attaching a trailer hook to your spinnerbait or buzzbait with our Trailer SP.

The eye features a rubberized coating molded onto it, so there's a fast and secure way to attach it.

Sizes: 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, NS Black, Red

Gamakatsu Magic Eye RoundMagic Eye Treble Round Bend

Upgrading the trebles on a lure has never been easier. The special eye shape of the Magic Eye easily opens split rings eliminating the need for spilt ring pliers and saving your fingers.

Just insert into the split ring, give it a twist and simply slide the new hook on while pushing the old one off.

Sizes: 6, 4, 2, NS Black

Gamakatsu Round Bend TrebleRound Bend Treble

When you want to get serious about your hard baits our Round Bend Treble is the standard worldwide.

Available in 5 colors to match any fishing situation.

Sizes: 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, Tin, Bronze, Red, Green, Blue

Gamakatsu Superline Treble HookSuperline Treble

Our popular Round Bend treble in a Superline wire.

Sizes: 6, 4, Bronze

EWG Treble RigEWG Treble

There are situations when you need your trebles to have increased holding power. Bass are known for their ability to shake free of treble hooks especially in the warmer months of the season when their mouths are softer.

We designed the EWG Treble to grip like an EWG worm hook in the fishes mouth. When a Bass strikes an EWG treble hook, game over.

Sizes: 6, 4, 2, Bronze, NS Black, Red

Gamakatsu 2X Strong Round Bend Treble Hook2X Strong Round Bend Treble

Anytime your situation requires a stout Round Bend Treble our 2X strong is the answer.

The perfect hook for hard charging Stripers or Peacock bass.

Sizes: 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/0 NS Black, Red

Gamakatsu Feather TrebleFeathered Treble

Add one of our Feathered Trebles to the back of any topwater bait and watch you lure come to life.

Beautifully hand tied on our premium Round Bend treble.

Sizes: 6, 4, 2, White, White/Red


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