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I've been consistently catching bass over the last few weeks now. It seems that the jinx was lifted since my last post. The only trouble lately has been the number of missed fish on eels. The bite is there and then bow to the cow,wait for the line to come tight and strike hard. I'm only hooking up with about 60% of the hits. My numbers have improved since sharpening the hooks. Tried letting them run a little too. The rig is a 3 by 6" fish finder with a 5/0 short shank hook. This rig is sold in a popular bait shop. I just add 6" of mono for the sinker. Could this hook be too small? Is this normal? I've done most fishing the last 3 years with clams and no troubles hooking up. Misses are frustrating. So...what can I do to improve here? You guys can probably save me some time and fish.