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Old 08-08-2016, 06:11 PM
tmise tmise is offline
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Default ALEWIFE for freshwater striper

Curious as to what size hook you all are using when using live alewives for bait. I caught some 4-5 inch alewives the last time I was at the lake. I was using a NO. 1 Gamakatzu circle hook and hooking them through both nostrils. Some of the bait it seems came off the hook that way. Should I use a smaller wire hook and hook them in the back or where should I hook them? Where is the best place to hook them to keep them alive longer and which hooks do you use? Thanks
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:54 PM
bad shad bad shad is offline
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Default Re: ALEWIFE for freshwater striper

I like circle hooks too. However, a size 6 eagle claw treble will also work well for alewife.
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