My buddy and I have been having some trouble lately fishing with eels. The problem that we are having is that we can not hook the fish. The eels we are using are about 12-14" in length. The blues have been no problem but if we get a striper on the line they have been biting the eel mid section and taking off with out consuming the rest(including the hook). We've been hooking from underneath the mouth to out an eye socket. I had a good 45" striper clear the water last weekend with my eel hanging out of its mouth but I was unable to hook em. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!