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Old 03-08-2004, 11:09 AM
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I had a hard time finding a good photo of the open mouth on line, so I'll try to decribe their toothy-arrangement: teeth are essentially placed irregularly around the jaws, all "on the lips" from what I can recall. Although they don't have the uniform pattern of teeth that pike seem to have, 'cuda teeth, in my experience, tend to be larger when comparing them to pike of similar length. So the end result is the same: when a large barracuda shakes it's head, you'd better hope that the leader can resist the cutting. Same as pike in that regard.
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Old 03-08-2004, 11:28 AM
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OK, so they have a defined lip like a bass. I think of a pike mouth like two flat plates covered in teeth. As long as there's a good sized lip, a circle hook has a place to grab, but there doesn't appear to be much purchase for a circle hook in a pike's mouth.

Should clarify this -- the pike has a lip of course, but the angle on the inside is shallow -- not very upright. If the hook can get back into the scissor then it'll work just fine, but I'm not sure how reliably we can get the hook back there.

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