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GRAVY
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Posted - 06/10/2015 :  21:21:23  Show Profile Send GRAVY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Had the good fortune to hook up some very healthy bass today, however before I could get them to the landing net the hooks pulled. Wondering whether fitting heavier gauge trebles might be the solution. Am concerned this may compromise the lures swimming action.

Other suggestions I have read is to back the reel drag off, an issue when timber is involved, or to fit single hooks.

What are members thoughts.

Ziggy
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700 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2015 :  22:04:41  Show Profile  Visit Ziggy's Homepage Send Ziggy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Are the hooks pulling or straightening?
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dirvin21
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Posted - 07/10/2015 :  08:18:59  Show Profile Send dirvin21 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
try a softer rod, you don't need a locked drag I fish a light drag and just use my palm to slow them down on their first lunge for the timber and once in open water I let the drag do its thing
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GRAVY
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137 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2015 :  18:29:00  Show Profile Send GRAVY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hooks are pulling, I am using a Daiwa Pixy rod and reel which are are rated to a max of 6pd. Might have to go back to using the Heartland.
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Adu
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Posted - 15/10/2015 :  11:15:04  Show Profile Send Adu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Somedays you'll just drop fish Gravy. Hooks may not be in deep or whatever but if its a repeat occurrence then I tend to agree with Dirv.

I fish a pretty tight drag but a very light rod 1-3kg with 4 pound brain and 12 pound leader. If i hook a really good Bass it will still be able to pull drag pretty easy. I don't like the American style of locked drag and heavy gear to skull drag the fish along the surface to the boat and then break its jaw for the camera......

Depending on the lure, changing the hooks can completely ruin its performance. By putting heavy duty eagle claw hooks (even a small size) on a popper can make it sink for example.
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timax
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Posted - 30/10/2015 :  07:51:48  Show Profile  Visit timax's Homepage Send timax a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mono on a soft rod is what im about to try for the exact same problem. I bet you get lots of missed hits also ,right?
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Goodoo
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Posted - 25/11/2015 :  11:39:50  Show Profile Send Goodoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting you say that. Introduced trout are the one fish I still use mono for, for all of these reasons.
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denman
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Posted - 12/11/2016 :  22:23:34  Show Profile  Send denman an AOL message Send denman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A lot of Bass are smacking the lure as a "Get away" kind of thing. Not actually biting it but hitting with the side of the head. Sometimes this can be just them protecting their territory. All my lures have the barbs flattened, but I don't get many escapes like you describe. Sometimes I think I get a better hook set when the barbs are flattened. I also use a rod length of 10-15lb leader. That may sound a bit heavy to some but it works for me. There are some big Bass in the upper Clarence.
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