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    what style and size of hook would you use for trotlining or limb lining

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    Depends on what size fish you are looking to catch. When I trotline or jugline I use 10/0, but I am going after big catfish.

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    • #3
      I've caught good numbers of fish with circle hooks and heavy gauge catfish hooks. I've even used light 4 - 7 hooks rigged with live/dead minnows and small live perch. These won't hold 15 pounders or bigger. For bigger fish use size 6 to 10. I use the size 4 - 7 hooks, then every 5 or so I'll tie on a 7-10 with a larger bait for the big uns. Try some circle hooks, you'll be surprised how good they catch fish.

      http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPage?CMID=CAOL2_OB_catfish_basics&objectID=29703 &langId=-1&cmid=CAOL2_OB_catfish_basics&mode=article&pageVi ew=image&catalogId=10001&partNumber=&storeId=10151 &deptId=000000000&categoryId=000000000&jumpToPage= 1&currentPage=0&subdeptId=000000000

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      • #4
        5/0 or 6/0, at least, used with live bait. If a fish is too small to hook itself on a 5/0, he is too small to eat.

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        • #5
          circle or octopus 6/0

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          • #6
            a very sharp one

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