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guys help a brother out. started fishing chunks, whole dead, and whole live bait this year. psyched i am getting lot's of takes and runs by big girls, but hook up ratio sucks. using single gami circles and octupus' 6/0-8/0 snelled almost broke my rod over my knee late last night in total frustration. decided to scream a cursing tyraid instead... THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR AS MUCH DETAIL AS POSSIBLE. CHEERS WILL IN CT

PLEASE... what exact hook brand/model,sizes plus optimum insertion location for the following?? eelman taught me eels already THANKS again Bill

live bunker

live sea herring

bunker heads and big chunks

whole dead bunker

whole dead sea herring
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Some guys use big trebles on live bunker, some use 10/0 Gamos and I hear the surf guys are using 10/0 and 12/0 Gamo Big Rivers on chunks. Talk to your tackle shop and see what they say

Just remembered something else that Seaweed at Don's shop in Merrick told years back when I had the same problem. I had been hitting an inlet spot with clams and doing well but couldn't hook up on chunks. Same situation, lots of takers but no hook up. He asked me what the biggest fish I took on clams was, when I said high teens he said the fish on that piece were too small for chunks and just mouthed it before spitting. They wanted clams. Next weekend I chunked a wreck on the beach with success. For whatever its worth.

I was also using 7/0 Siwash, too small. Went to 10's

This post edited by rastamon 04:46 PM 06/01/2008
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