Do you see much difference in the type of hookset you get with a regular circle hook vs. an octopus circle hook? I was going through my tackle boxes last night, organizing, replacing hooks on plugs, tying some leaders, bottom rigs, and snelling some hooks and noticed that almost all the circle hooks that I have are actually octopus circle hooks.
I seemed to have a fairly high percentage of gut hooked fish last year, not so much with stripers, but the bluefish were just sucking em down deep making hook removal difficult if not impossible. Perhaps this is a factor?
Also, has anyone ever used one of these hook extractors? Do they work better than regular pliers for deep hooksets?