Are Circle Hooks good for surf fishing?
The short and confident answer is YES. Circle hooks are great for surf fishing. The automatic hook-sets they provide without gut hooking the fish make them the way to go for novice surf anglers and those who want to release some of their catches alive.
What is the best hook for surf fishing?
In general, the best hook size for surf fishing ranges between #2 and 3/0. However, the bait we use and the species we target may require larger or smaller hooks.
What size hooks for beach fishing?
– Size 2, 1, 1/0: The standard sizes for shore fishing for the smaller common species like dogfish, wrasse, pouting, whiting, codling, dabs, flounders, plaice etc. – Size 1/0, 2/0 and 3/0: The choice for larger species like cod, bass, pollack, rays and smoothhounds.
Can I surf fish with a 7 foot rod?
While you might not be able to throw as heavy of a lure or throw your bait as far, a 6 to 7 foot rod can catch fish from the surf.
How big is a size 8 hook?
A much smaller hook, the one size 8, has overall length of 1.7cm/0,7in and the gap of 0.5cm/0,2in. Many manufacturers have a fishing hook size chart available, where you can see the measurements of different hook sizes. That is very useful when ordering new hooks online.
What size hook is best for pier fishing?
Hook sizes depend on the size and species of fish being targeted, but Nos. 4 to 1/0 should handle most situations. The best baits to use will be live or cut specimens of whatever fish are feeding on at the time. You can catch your own or buy them from the pier or local tackle shop.