Originally Posted by FishingFanatic96
Do any of you all you circle hooks under corks? My hook up ratio is a lot worse when i am fishing a circle hooks under a cork rather than just free lining it.
I do and they work for me. I just lower the rod tip, reel in the slack and just when I feel the pull of the fish I lift the rod tip up and pull back on the rod, almost over my head-slowly. With a quality rod, you can feel the hook's initial penitration. It's like a crisp pop as the fish turns and sets the hook in the corner of it's mouth.
For my kids, I don't use a circle hooks. They're too programed to set the hook as if they're trying to kill, scale and fillet the fish all in one fell swoop!