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Crappie-Bandit
05-05-2009, 11:52 PM
I was wondering does anyone else use a 8# hook for crappie fishing besides myself. I just like how it fits the minnow.

LSUguy
05-06-2009, 12:01 AM
I was wondering does anyone else use a 8# hook for crappie fishing besides myself. I just like how it fits the minnow.

Nope I use #1s and 2s. Bigger the bait the bigger the fish.

yankee doodler
05-06-2009, 05:55 AM
Pretty much save the #8 in a bait hook style for crawlers when eye fishing.

INGrandad
05-06-2009, 06:10 AM
I use 'em with minnows, always have, rightly or wrongly.

Don G
05-06-2009, 06:19 AM
I have a friend in TX that uses short shank #8 hooks with 1/8th jig head..He bends the point out a little...I've seen him catch some big fish with that little hook...

rnvinc
05-06-2009, 08:21 AM
I bet you're able to catch gills with that #8 hook also...I find that gills have a hard time getting my #1 hook in their mouth and they generally just suck the scales off my minnow....unless it's a BIG gill....

Baxter1
05-06-2009, 08:33 AM
I use 8's also,mostly eagle claw long shank.I can't remember the style # though.

chaunc
05-06-2009, 05:49 PM
I use 8's when i fish with the mini spoons for bluegills. I'll tip with a nibble, waxworm, or maggot. Bend the hook out a little and it gets them in the roof of their mouth consistently.

sea-sons
05-07-2009, 05:42 AM
I use #8 jig hooks when pouring 1/64 and 1/80oz. jigs. Tie these little jokers with marabou in various colors and they are hard to beat when jiging under a cork for crappie and bluegills.

JimmyCricket
05-07-2009, 07:34 AM
I get nervous when I am forced to go down to a size 6 by some of the jig manufacturers. I am more comfortable with size 4 and 2. Number 2 gold light wire is my favorite minnow hook. We use size 6 light wire for bream fishing. Some flies we use bream fishing have a size 10 hook. I would worry about the thickness of the minnow impeding the hookset with a number 8. Guess it must work for you. jimmy

Festus_Haggen
05-08-2009, 05:03 AM
For very small minnows, a #8 hook would be ok . I'm talking minnows about 1-1/2 " long. I prefer the #4 above all, the bigger the minnow, the bigger hook, but I seldom go above #2 for crappie.