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Old 02-13-2004, 09:28 AM
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Spread the word to your bait fishing buddies

It's being continually re-proven that non-offset circle hooks dramatically reduce deep-hooking and thus mortality and can contribute to superior catch rates according to this bait fishing study by the Maryland DNR, which should be credence enough.

If you know anyone who still-fishes (sand spike etc) with bait please spread the word... it works!

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Old 02-13-2004, 09:56 AM
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As one who takes the kids fishing regularly I have to mention a second advantage of circle hooks. It's darn hard to accidentally hook yourself. And based on my freshwater experiences the statistics in the studies are right.
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Old 02-13-2004, 10:25 AM
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I'm constantly pushing this idea to bait fishermen I know, and for the most part they are receptive to the idea. They generally see anything that can reduce mortality of released fish as a plus.

Great info in that link.
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