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    Default What Size Hook Do you Guys Use

    I'm starting to think that I should be using a bigger hook. I mostly jig fish and use 1/32 or 1/16 heads and the hooks have historicially been fairly small. I'm thinking I may be missing some fish due to the small hook size because they can spit it out easier.

    I've seen some stuff online with the light heads that I like but larger hooks (up to 1/0 for the 1/16 where I usually only have 4 or 6 size).

    Thoughts?

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    I make a RR type that is 1/8 oz and use a 1/0 sickle hook. We all use 1 or 1/0 up here for these monsters we raise!
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    I use #8 hook on most of all my jigs and dont really seem to have a problem. I even go smaller at times aswell. I just bend the hook out alittle.

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    A #6 is the biggest I've ever used for crappie. I've never had a problem hooking or holding fish.
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    1/0 and 2/0
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    If I am tippin jigs with minners I prefer a #2, and prefer a #2 anytime but feel ok with a #4 if not tipping.

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    2/0 for me
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    #2 mostly, occasionally #4.

    2/0 ??? You must catch some pretty big crappie

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    #4 on jigs #2 on minnow hooks.
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    Default hook size

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPaulAR View Post
    I'm starting to think that I should be using a bigger hook. I mostly jig fish and use 1/32 or 1/16 heads and the hooks have historicially been fairly small. I'm thinking I may be missing some fish due to the small hook size because they can spit it out easier.

    I've seen some stuff online with the light heads that I like but larger hooks (up to 1/0 for the 1/16 where I usually only have 4 or 6 size).

    Thoughts?
    I use mainly #2 hooks on 1/8 and 1/16 jigs and #2 minnow hooks (I like the bigger hooks). When I fish 1/32 jigs I am usually trying to slow down my presentation or fish shallower, so I chose smaller hooks for the lighter jigs. Good luck.
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