G’day, guys. Today I will be talking about what is the best hook sizes and types to catch snapper. This is aimed at helping new anglers in Selecting the best products when purchasing from our site. So there are two types of hook styles we sell. One is a circle hook. And two is suicide or octopus, also known as a beak hook.
Circle hooks are great to use if you plan on releasing the fish because most of the time it hooks the fish in the corner of the jaw. On our paternoster rigs (ULTRA Rigs) We use circle hooks and we found there the best when tying your paternoster rigs.
Suicide/octopus hooks are my choice for a bottom rig like a twin Snell hook rig. Suicide hooks are the best for that option I feel. They’re no good for releasing fish because the fish tends to swallow the hooks down in their gut. most of the time damaging the fish’s insides.
Suicide / Beak /Octopus Size
So the best hook size for Snapper? Is really based on people’s opinion. And experience. Personally, I have caught a snapper up to 20lb 9.15kg on size 4/0 hooks. And later that day, on the same hooks 4/0. I caught smaller snapper to 35 centimeters. So, for me, I like to use size 4/0 hooks in Reedy’s 187 suicide.
Circle Hook Size
With the Circle hooks (Dominator). I like to use size 5/0 or 6/0 If I want to catch big and small snapper. But if I exclusively wanna target small pinkies or smaller snapper, I’ll use 4/0 through to 1/0. But generally, 4/0 covers big and small fish.
In this video. Young Zac runs through the best ways to bite your hooks. When fishing for snapper and other fish. By presentation is especially important. you may only get one bite So you wanna make it count? Also, if you’re not biting your hooks correctly. your baits may spin in the current and not look natural. And the fish won’t eat it.