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Shad
07-12-2017, 02:31 PM
What is your favorite minnow hook including size? I have been using a smaller #2 light wire eagle claw and my buddy uses the same hook but a larger 1/0. We both fish Big Sandy area on Ky Lake and catch about the same.

Also, why does Eagle Claw curve the point of the hook inwards? Seems like it would make it harder to set the hook. Just wondering.

RogerA
07-12-2017, 02:41 PM
I also use a #2 most of the time. If I am catching small crappie that are swallowing the hook I will use a larger size. I also use a larger size when we go to Miss. To fish.

prefers shiners
07-12-2017, 03:07 PM
#1 gold Aberdeen....

Locator79
07-12-2017, 03:13 PM
#4 or #2 gold Aberdeen

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scrat
07-12-2017, 07:26 PM
I use 1/0 and 2/0 light wire aberdeen eagle claws. Any 9" to 10" crappie has a mouth big enough for these size hooks and I don't really care to catch the smaller size crappie. When hung up they bend and can be re straightened fairly easy also. I always hook minnows through the bottom lip and out the top just above their nose.

KnightShadow10
07-13-2017, 08:00 AM
214EL, or #1 gold Aberdeen

LongTom
07-15-2017, 10:30 PM
I use a #2 wire worm hook and rarely have a bleeder. I could catch more crappie on a smaller hook but 95% of the fish hook up around the mouth with the #2 worm hook.

bowmender
07-16-2017, 03:40 AM
#2 eagle claw

feelay
07-16-2017, 08:11 AM
1/0 eagle claw


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scottymoe
07-18-2017, 06:40 AM
#6 red octopus beak from eagle claw.

Cray
07-18-2017, 07:36 AM
I switched to the new Eagle Claw sickle straight minnow hook. Seems to hook better and more in roof of moth than old style Eagle Claw.

https://www.captainhookswarehouse.com/index.cfm?page=detail&hookid=1210&view=1&sizeID=0

"G"
07-18-2017, 07:24 PM
1/0 gold Eagle Claw

Shad
07-18-2017, 08:55 PM
No one talked about why eagle claw curves their hook tip inwards so much. I often thought it might hurt hook ups but have never seen any evidence of it. What is your thoughts on why they do it. Maybe less snags???

Micropterus salmoides
07-18-2017, 09:01 PM
No one talked about why eagle claw curves their hook tip inwards so much. I often thought it might hurt hook ups but have never seen any evidence of it. What is your thoughts on why they do it. Maybe less snags???

I bend any and all bait hook/jig hooks out. I know that doesn't answer your question but that's what I do.


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Snuffy115
07-19-2017, 12:40 AM
I'm using either #6 or #8 Circle hooks. The crappie in the lake I fish bite so lite my reflexes aren't quick enough. The circle hooks set themselves, almost always in the mouth. I've only had 3 fish hooked in the throat since switching to circles.