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Barbless Hooks
#510300 08/15/19 11:00 AM
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I know we've discussed this before. Does anyone have experience using barb-less hooks in their ponds? We have been catching hybrid-striper & catfish and some bass on live bait. I would say about half the time they swallow the hook and we either have to rip it out or cut the line. So I ordered some barb-less hooks on Amazon. I am wondering how high the percentage will rise of fish that we don't land because with barb-less they might flop off before we get them to the shore?

Barb-less Hooks

Also has anyone ever used this type of hook remover? I am not having a lot of success with it when a fish swallows a hook...but some people sware by this cheap little tool.

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I've used barb-less hooks quite a bit. It's a requirement in an area of Ontario I've fished for many years.
I can can tell you from experience, I haven't seen any difference at all in terms of losing fish. Can't recall a single time that I lost a fish and thought it was the hook. Just set the hook and keep the line tight, there's no way they're coming off. It sure makes unhooking them a lot easier too.
I'd say it's a good call for your situation.

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I am with Journeyman on this one. I almost exclusively flyfish for trout and barbless hooks are a mandate in a lot of places I fish. I can't remember the last time I used a barbed hook and if I buy a fly with it, I file it off.

I have a tool like the one you linked but I rarely use it. A hook without a barb backs out pretty easy. Like Journeyman, I don't ever recall losing a fish because of the lack of a barb.


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I used barb-less hooks at my pond. So much easier to remove hooks. Once the hook gets past the esophageal sphincter, the difference between barbed and barb-less starts to be minimal. The hook remover tool you linked may help out in this situation, but I have not tried one.

I don't feel like I have lost any fish during the fight, but I have lost a few once they are out of the water and flopping around...the hook, without tension, comes out more easily and the fish flops back into the water. I am usually trying to weigh the fish while still hooked.


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Zep #510318 08/15/19 01:51 PM
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Mark, where are you hooking the live bait?

I just use a nail knot tool if the fish isn't gill hooked.


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Thanks guys....that's good news...I thought barb-less hooks might mean I'd see a huge drop-off in landed fish. I ordered some additional barb-less hooks in different sizes.

Al I hook minnows mostly under their "dorsal fin" and/or slightly towards their tail...and worms just kind of a back and forth pattern.

Not sure what a "nail knot tool" is but I will Google it.


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Originally Posted By: Quarter Acre
Once the hook gets past the esophageal sphincter, the difference between barbed and barb-less starts to be minimal. The hook remover tool you linked may help out in this situation, but I have not tried one.


Quarter...that's where some of the real problems are...the esophageal sphincter. However I can get that tool in there relatively well, but I am not having much luck once I have the hook...it seems like there must be a certain way to turn the tool as you are pulling it out...but I have not come close to mastering that skill....I did it once but dont really know how or what I did that made it work.


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anybody ever used one of these?




This seems a bit risky:



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Recently cut notches in slot screwdrivers for hook removal. It works.


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I use barbless hooks also, but was wondering about a small circle hook, something the grandkids could use to catch bluegill. I saw in one of the catalogs where they had some small ones, maybe it would help with the swallowing part.

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I have tried with no good luck with the plastic or metal hook removing tool. I keep a small needle nose plier handy and always crimp the barb down on any and all hooks, single and treble.It makes a huge difference in removing them. Personally see no need to order special "barbless" hooks. Just my opinion.I do use tiny circle hooks for cnbg.


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Like Flame, I keep a couple of needle nose and surgical forceps handy along with pinching the barbs down. If I have one swallow deep then I will attack the hook by going under through the gill flaps. If it is barbless it comes out pretty easy. And as far as the fish coming off while catching. I was probably going to release it anyway. And if I am using live bait then why not use circle hooks? I will use them with live bait if I am fishing for any soft mouthed fish like snook.


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Originally Posted By: Tony K
I use barbless hooks also, but was wondering about a small circle hook, something the grandkids could use to catch bluegill. I saw in one of the catalogs where they had some small ones, maybe it would help with the swallowing part.


I've switched to Owner Mutu light circle hooks for small minnow/worm presentations.

I used the Tru-Turns for years, but there's a lot less swallowing with the Mutu hooks.

https://www.ownerhooks.com/product/mutu-light/


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