Fishing with eels can certainly be tough, the key is patience, patience and more patience. After you feel the initial "tap" on your rod and bow to the fish, wait a few seconds before setting the hook and your hook-up ratio will increase dramatically. Its kinda like riding a bike, once ya get yer first on eels you wont forget how ya got 'em. Good luck man, hope your hitting 'em as hard as we are here in north country.ZIM and FLOAT- Great Info here guys...my hookup ratio with eels was just not worth spending the money on those slimey critters, I was doing it all wrong...this info has me intrigued... I'm drifting eels next time out, Again Great Info thanks!
StriperHyper ~ Will