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Hook Pulls

Post by Jamie on Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:52 pm

So you have a clear spot that is producing bites and you are connecting with the fish but you are constantly getting hook pulls.

What do you change first and why?
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Elty on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:21 pm

Personally I'd change the buoyancy of the hook bait. If a pop up I'd go to a bottom bait and vice versa.

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Onslow on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:29 pm

Whats the area you are fishing like? Weedy near snags? Locked up etc?
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by SteMainwaring on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:38 pm

The length of my hooklink is usually the first thing i change.
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Post by Little Dave on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:41 pm

Change to a barbed hook?? if you dont already have one on Laughing

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by MooseMan on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:48 am

Surely the hook pattern?

Inturned point, thicker wire, shorter point?
Then start to look at how the rig behaves, i.e. are they getting it in far enough.
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Jim on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:08 am

Hook pulls are common especially in the weed. Hook paterns shouldn't be the problem. I've had carp go into snags and then manage to get the hook out of there mouth and onto a branch within seconds. They are wise old beasts and I'm sure that a lot of time they know what they are doing and can spit the hook out somehow. Luckily for me I've not had many hook pulls I think I can put that problem down to possible about 5 or 6 different occasions.

I had a hook snap on me with the best carp in the land at the time attached to it... still can't get over that and that was 20 years ago.

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by carpmanjay on Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:04 pm

longer hair, more bouyant bait is the way id go.

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by shuggy on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:08 pm

hey cousin jamie Wink

i had same prob the other day lost 6-7 fish to hook pulls while fishing in heavy weed though,and i changed my hook from a mugga to a wide gape and that seemed to have done the trick. landed the last few
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Msc 63 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:34 pm

What rig are you using ie chod /KD rig ?
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Mark100 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:33 pm

I'd say usually a tell tale sign they are being a touch finicky if you are dopping more fish then normal. 5" of good old 15lb bristle fished with a bottom bait will sort them out if they are faffing about with your bait. Thats what i would do to start with anyways.

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Mark100 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:34 pm

just to add this would be fished with a soft baided hair.

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Shane on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:37 am

Are your leads still attached when you've lost the fish? How long is your hooklength?

I've found that by going slightly longer on my hooklength and making sure there is no weight above it (I.e. the lead) swinging about it has cut the amount of hook pulls right down!
A lot of the time now I try to use the smallest lead I can get away with!

I think it has a lot to do with the feeding situation.
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Kevin on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:02 am

Also look at your rod set-up - loose baitrunners and no clips is not good for setting the hook. Batten the rests down, fish the lne in clips and have the clutch/BR set to just give line - helps drive the hook home on the take.
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by guybaxendale on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:39 am

SteMainwaring wrote:The length of my hooklink is usually the first thing i change.

Likewise.
If it was really consistent then i would look at changing hook pattern

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Jamie on Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:44 pm

I was fishing a spot with no snags or weed and was feeding pouch fulls of maize over quite a big area.

Rod were fished with tips up and clipped up tight.

I extended the length of the hair and the rig and changed the hook to a longshank - that sorted it straight away.

was just interested in what others do if they are getting similar problems Smile
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Jamie on Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:45 pm

shuggy wrote:hey cousin jamie Wink

nice to see you on here mate Smile

hope you are having fun on your lake - not seen any pics yet? get some up on FB Smile
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by TAB on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:39 pm

or hook size.
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Bob on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:58 pm

I have fished a couple of waters. where the Carp had soft mouths due to one water being built on soft clay and the other had very deep silt.
Soft Rods (Harrison Multi Carp), light clutches and very gentle playing of the hooked fish were the only solution to landing the fish.
I tried every trick in the book, but the mouths were just too soft too get a decent hook hold.
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Robinred on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:31 pm

I would have thought it was the hook point going on the hard bottom and changed to a hook with inturned point, or protected point with foam or similar

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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by keegan on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:37 pm

i would change the size of my hook, bigger hook
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Re: Hook Pulls

Post by Mark on Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:12 am

MooseMan wrote:Surely the hook pattern?

Inturned point, thicker wire, shorter point?
Then start to look at how the rig behaves, i.e. are they getting it in far enough.

And please advise how your going to do that ?
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