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Celt6

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Small treble hooks
« on: Dec 12, 2010, 05:55 PM »
I read that some of you use #14 treble hooks, I looked at them in the store and was wondering what you rig them with? live bait? how do you hook afish to that size?

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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #1 on: Dec 13, 2010, 07:39 AM »
I run a #14 treble on my tip-ups for walleye and tip it with a Blue.

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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #2 on: Dec 13, 2010, 07:39 AM »
I make my own "Quick strike" rigs which are two hooks (usually trebles) tied in tandem.

I have used treble hooks as small as #20, but I have now set a personal limit to #18, mostly for quality issues.

Here's what I use for each species:

Panfish and Stocked Trout = #16 to #18

Walleye = #12 and #14

Pike = #8 to #10.


Of course this is not etched in stone.  If I am on a lake that has large walleye, I will drop to a #8 hook no problem.
Same goes when I fish for Pike.  If I am on a lake that is known to have larger pike, I will use a larger hook (and larger bait)

I stumbled on the small treble hooks a few years back.
A friend of mine was taking me to his favorite trout lake to do some ice fishing.  He kept telling me over and over, " You got to use small hooks or you ain't going to catch anything."
Well, I went to Gander Mountain, to buy some small hooks.  
While there,  I  spotted some #20 treble hooks and decided to be a smart a$$, so I tied up a couple of leaders with floroucarbon line.

I did it as a joke, but at the end of the day,  I had 4 brown trout (one short of my limit) and my partner got skunked.

I really like the small trebles because they don't kill or interfere with the movement of my minnows.

Here's a pic of a Splake that I caught last winter and entered into the Ice Shanty online Tourney.   *8 lb  Flourocarbon, and #20 treble hooks.



Here's a better one from home.




Hope this helps,


Wiener


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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 2010, 01:59 PM »
walleye or big perch.

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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #4 on: Dec 14, 2010, 02:21 PM »
You hook them small one thru the lip?

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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #5 on: Dec 14, 2010, 05:54 PM »
I hook them under the dorsel or the tail i trade off #14 seems to my go to size.


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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #6 on: Dec 19, 2010, 01:19 PM »
I use a #12 or a #14 treble hooks on my smaller tip ups

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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #7 on: Dec 20, 2010, 12:44 AM »
It depends.

If I am using a single regular hook, I hook the minnow under the dorsal fin.

If I am using a quick strike rig, I hook one small treble into the cheek of the minnow, (or between the nostrils) pointing toward the tail.

The other hook (single or treble) gets hooked just through the skin by the dorsal fin.


Hope this helps,


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Re: Small treble hooks
« Reply #8 on: Dec 20, 2010, 03:43 PM »
i use a 14 treble hook i just kinda straighten one of the hooks a tad so that i can hook under the dorsel fin and the other two hooks lay right on the side of the fish but not enough to inhibite it from swimming .

but also use #4 single hooks under the dorsel as well.

Scott

 

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