- Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:26 pm
For cut bait fishing on the bottom, I would go with a circle hook, size depending on the size of the bait.
For live mullet or mud minnows for flounder, call me a dummy or an old-timer, but I still use treble hooks. I have yet to have a flounder swallow one (because I know when to set the hook) and I have lost very few fish after the pause when using a treble. Can't say the same for a kahle or circle hook. I also use trebles for live shrimp, when fish for trout free-lining, carolina or under a cork (which is very seldom). Just how I was taught I suppose.
The only thing I have ever use a J-hook for is fishing minnows or shiners in fresh water, and if I were to do that again, I'd likely use a circle hook.