Originally Posted by TheProfishional
I used to hook the herring through the belly. I got a lot of gut hooked striper doing that. This year I switched to hooking them right above the two specks behind their head and I only lost 3 out of 9 fish so far and all were hooked in the mouth. I also had my "loose" drag set tighter than I have in past years so it's hard to say what method helped more with my hookup ratio. I wanna say it's the tighter drag but who knows..
I like to leave my drag in the middle and use my hand as a secondary drag. Much easier than readjusting as you go.