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Offline Wildman1821

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Hook size?
« on: Jan 18, 2011, 11:39 AM »
Fishing for LL salmon in Maine, what hook size would you guys recommend? Also shiners vs. smelts?

Offline Litchfield Fisher

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Re: Hook size?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2011, 05:26 PM »
SMELT, SMELT, and SMELT
I wouldn't target salmon up here with anything but smelt, Compared even to other salmonoids up here they are very dependent on smelt.   Number 6 hooks works well for us
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Re: Hook size?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2011, 09:29 PM »
I'd use a quick strike rig, made with #8 hooks to start out.

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Re: Hook size?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2011, 02:10 PM »
SMELT, SMELT, and SMELT
I wouldn't target salmon up here with anything but smelt, Compared even to other salmonoids up here they are very dependent on smelt.   Number 6 hooks works well for us
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Offline gradysjeep

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Re: Hook size?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2011, 04:15 PM »
Smelt are the best bait but in a pinch we have caught many salmon with small to medium size shiners. 

 



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