hooking whiting

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yoxford
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hooking whiting

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I know that whiting tend to take the hook quite deep.
What is the best way to stop this from happening, I have tried using larger hooks.
I hate it when they end up dead,because I only take fish home if it is a really big one.
Otherwise I just enjoy being at the beach relaxing



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You can try circle hooks although I have never used them I have heard good reports that they tend to lip hook the fish. Cheers keith

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try casting hooks out without bait on....they wont bother you at all i promise lol :D

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Post by bucko »

The first thing you will need is a rod with very good bite registration, then you will have to be alert to lift into the rod as soon as you see the bites. This will reduce deep hooking, but will not stop it altogher because bites will not always register, especially with whiting. If any are deep hooked its unfortunate but it happens. Just release what you can.
Tight lines, carl.

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Post by yoxford »

Thanks for the replies guys.
I will try to find the hooks you mentioned rabbie2.
Often i do kopite-col,bait falls off :D
Bucko the fish that I caught on thursday were too small to really register a bite but I know what you are saying
thanks guys

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