Fishermen have different opinions on what kind of hook you
should use I actually prefer the circle hook.
If you notice, this one here is a standard J-hook and the point come straight out. The circle hook on the other hand you see
the point actually comes down toward the shank of the hook. The idea of that is that
it is supposed to help the fish hook itself. Actually if you are using circle hooks you’ll find
that if you try to set the hook on a fish it doesn’t work very well. The reason I like circle hooks is because
a lot of times with catfishing you’ll have several rods in the water – here in
Maryland you are able to use three rods. In pennsylvania’s it is just two ..
it is different from state to state but if you have a lot of fishing poles in the water and you start to get some bites it is
nice not to have to be right there and ready to set the hook.
You can let the fish kind of take it and and once you have rod that is really
bent over you can just reel it in and you have your fish.