Have always used the 6/0 O'Shaunessey Hook. Recently picked up Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Size 8/0. These hooks look "close" in size. Can someone comment......is 8/0 Circle Hook comparable... too big? Again fishing local beaches and possibly a boat. Have even used the 6/0's on boats in the past.
I have been using the Gama 8/0 circle octopus for a couple of years for bass with eels, clams, or chunks. They stay pretty sharp and I've only had 1 gut-hooked bass(with a clam), and of course it was a short so I threw him back to probably die.