What size hooks for pompano rig?

What size hooks for pompano rig?

Size 1/0 (pronounced 1-aught) or Size 2/0 circle hooks are the optimum choice when targeting pompano. Size 1/0 and Size 2/0 are appropriately sized for the small mouths of pompano as they are both thin hooks with smaller shafts and gaps.

What is a Kahle hook?

A Kahle hook is somewhere in between a circle and a J-hook. It was developed by the prominent Eagle Claw company and is similar to a wide gap or shiner hook. Its commonly used with live bait such as shiners, fathead minnows, shrimp etc.

What size hooks surf fishing?

2/0 hooks are the best all around hook size for surf fishing. A 2/0 circle hook will catch smaller fish like whiting and pompano but are also big enough to catch bluefish, mackerel, fluke, flounder, redfish, snook and tarpon too.

What size hooks for surf fishing OBX?

They are the most expensive bait on the Outer Banks but are VERY effective! Remember: small hooks catch more fish, so you may only need a size 4-6 hook for most fish in the surf.

How big is a size 6 hook?

The shaft of the hook also has a somewhat standard length. A #6 hook will generally have a shaft about five-eighths to seven-eighths of an inch long.

Do you set the hook with a Kahle hook?

Kahle Hook Tips: With Kahle hooks, the fisherman can choose not to actively set the hook, similar to how a circle hook operates, and still succeed in hooking a fish. Some fishermen enjoy setting the hook though, and that’s where the Kahle hook can surpass a circle.

Are Kahle hooks good?

Kahle hooks are excellent for securely hooking fish, but the wide gap can contribute to gut- hooking or hooking deep inside a fish’s mouth. Some fishermen suggest that they are best used when the targeted fish is intended for consumption rather than release.

Which hook size is bigger?

For hook sizes between 1 and 18, the higher the number, the smaller the hook. In other words, a size 1 hook is much larger than a size 18 hook. For sizes 1/0 and above (there is no such thing as a size 0 hook), higher numbers equate to larger hooks, meaning a 12/0 is much bigger than a 1/0.