preventing hookups

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preventing hookups

Postby lifeofRiley » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:42 pm

For those of you that tournament fish, what do you put on your hooks To prevent hooking bass while prefishing? I was mainly wondering about frogs and buzz baits.

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Re: preventing hookups

Postby smalljaw » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:24 pm

I use to use this clear tubing that is sold as spacer material for spinnerbaits. It comes in 3' lengths and you simple cut off 1/2" pieces and slide it over the hook point and barb. I still hooked a few fish because it is hard to keep from setting the hook.

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Re: preventing hookups

Postby toddmc » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:43 am

I also use clear tubing on my single hook baits. I have practice treble hooks that are bent over with the barb cut off for my cranks, jerkbaits, and topwaters. Whatever you use, you want to try to affect the look and action of your baits as little as possible. You can even use a little tin foil to cover the hook if you don't have anything else. Some fish will want your bait so bad that they won't let go without you ripping the bait very hard. Make sure that you go back to those hungry fish in the tournament. :D Aggressive fish will often swallow finesse worms if you don't pull the bait away from them immediately.

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Re: preventing hookups

Postby lifeofRiley » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:27 pm

Do you know where I could buy some of this clear tubing?

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Re: preventing hookups

Postby toddmc » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:14 am

lifeofRiley wrote:Do you know where I could buy some of this clear tubing?

Barlow's Tackle or Lure Parts Online. Maybe Home Depot.

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Re: preventing hookups

Postby a1712 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:41 am

Some of the smaller coffee stirrers work. Brian


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