Best way to hook live baits........

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Best way to hook live baits........

Post  newie2010 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:49 pm

guys, just a little help on the following topic.

im looking for the best way to hook live baits (4-6" silvers) to get them free movement and live a little longer before nailed.

i hook them as follows and use snap tackle (2 x trebles)

1 hook in the top lip and another hook in the dorsal

if i use small lives 3" for example i use a single treble hook and hook in the top lip...

if theres any advances on the above, please let me know. Anything to improve Very Happy

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  Grizzly on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:17 pm

I used to hook mine just under the dorsal and never had any problems. It works whether using a single hook or single treble.

If it was a really small fish I'd hook it through the lip.

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  newie2010 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:20 pm

Grizzly wrote:I used to hook mine just under the dorsal and never had any problems. It works whether using a single hook or treble.

so you hook your lives by only use either 1 single hook or 1 treble hook rather than snap snap?

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  Grizzly on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:21 pm

Yes mate, never had any problems and the bait has full movement.

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  newie2010 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:39 pm

Grizzly wrote:Yes mate, never had any problems and the bait has full movement.

that is fine, now what about casting this 4-6" live upto about 50yrds?

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  Grizzly on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:53 pm

Tie it on with a piece of pva string or tape and job's sorted. It only needs to hold it for the cast, which it should do. As soon as it hits the water the pva melts and all's good.

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  newie2010 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:56 pm

Grizzly wrote:Tie it on with a piece of pva string or tape and job's sorted. It only needs to hold it for the cast, which it should do. As soon as it hits the water the pva melts and all's good.

yea i know about the PVA due to being a carp angler, but as your using 1 single treble hook either hooked in the lip or the dorsal, i cant quiet see where im tying it and what to????

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  Grizzly on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:58 pm

Put the string through the eye of the hook then wrap it round the fish and tie off. It should keep everything in place for the cast Very Happy

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  newie2010 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:00 pm

Grizzly wrote:Put the string through the eye of the hook then wrap it round the fish and tie off. It should keep everything in place for the cast Very Happy

nice... will try that one mate, cheers... cheers cheers

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  Grizzly on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:02 pm

No worries mate Wink

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  noodle on Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:49 pm

tail and dorsal for me used to hook em up around the head pectoral area but a spate of big perch wolfing baits put me off that for fish in that size range

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  newie2010 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:15 pm

noodle wrote:tail and dorsal for me used to hook em up around the head pectoral area but a spate of big perch wolfing baits put me off that for fish in that size range

wouldnt that hinder the tail movements more rather than throught the top lip and dorsal?

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  deadbait on Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:27 pm

newie2010 wrote:
Grizzly wrote:Yes mate, never had any problems and the bait has full movement.

that is fine, now what about casting this 4-6" live upto about 50yrds?

i use a small bit of elasticband over the barb if you get them off the post man there red Very Happy

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  noodle on Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:42 am

newie2010 wrote:
noodle wrote:tail and dorsal for me used to hook em up around the head pectoral area but a spate of big perch wolfing baits put me off that for fish in that size range

wouldnt that hinder the tail movements more rather than throught the top lip and dorsal?

i think this way a more erratic bait that is less likely to kill any accidental perch i pick up

win every way dont get me wrong for bigger baits then im back in the pec area and smaller baits see me tail hooking with singles

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Re: Best way to hook live baits........

Post  paddy pike on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:46 am

Why would you want to cast a live bait so far, You could kill it when it splashes down, On big waters i tend to hook my live baits dorsal and tail, Then throw them about 2 rod lengths out, They will swim well out from there, Works for me,

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