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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:37 PM
do any of you use red hooks? my personal expierience they have not shown me much. i catch more fish on black hooks. i am going to give up on them. what is your expierience?
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:45 PM
I use red hooks on some of my baits and do great with them when my friends fishing the same bait with black hooks don't catch any?is it the bait or the hooks?I have people ask for baits with red hooks and black hooks ,all i can say is next time the fish are hitting a bait well change the hook color and see what one works better
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:48 PM
Not sure that it matters Doc. Some folks swear by them and others say it doesn't matter. I would think that on deep diving cranks it certainly doesn't matter since red is the first color to disappear as you go deeper.
I do like a red bead between my worm and bullet weight though. But even then I think it's more about the subtle noise it makes than the color red.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:33 PM
I have seen my brother and I fish the exact same bait with the same pattern and colors. I couldn't get a bite while my brother was pulling them in. Difference .... he had a red hook on the front. I've made the change while fishing and started catching fish after replaced hook with a red one.
We were fishing around 4-6 feet.
Don't know if the red hook made the difference or not.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:23 PM
I'm with Ben,
If it is a shallow running crank or top water bait it may make a difference ...you get much over 6ft and they look black.....Nathan
Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:52 AM
All of my crank baits have a red front hook. Also being a slot- racer, I was able to use some of my armeture dye, which gives my hooks a nice annodized looking finish..... I have better strike results on the clear, sunny days in 10 foot water or less.... jmo
Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:48 AM
we tried the red vmc trebles years back. while the hooks were good,they never increased catch rates. thats on 6 inch muskie baits.. most buyers prefer nickel plated here in the great lakes region.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:48 PM
I've used red, nickel, and black nickel hooks, and I haven't noticed an improvement going from the black hooks to red. But, for some reason that may just be my mind, I do seem to notice better bite ratios going from nickel to either black or red hooks. As was stated above me, that's just my two cents worth