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Inshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana

Circle or J hooks

Hey Guys,
What type and size hook do you recommend to use for live bait (shrimp) fishing trout say at Breton Island
December 10, 2013 at 9:37pm
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Posted December 10, 2013 at 9:44pm

I've never fished Brenton but I thought I'd give my 2 cents.
I use J and Kahle. For small live bait (live shrimp and minnows) I like using a Kahle hook. When I am fishing for bull reds in the passes I use a Large circle hook because I am using crabs or mullet. I use J hooks for market shrimp. I used to use just J hooks but since I started using kahle I've noticed I'm getting a lot more bites from trout, this is probably mostly because the J hooks I used have white jig heads.

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Posted December 10, 2013 at 10:16pm

Thanks for taking the time to comment GeauxFish11
I appreciate your advice

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Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:05am

#4 or #6 or #8(depending on size of shrimp
) bronze colored treble hooks.

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Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:34am
Thanks Captain Kim

Thanks Capt. Clicke
Nice Trout!

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CaptJS Profile Photo
Posted December 11, 2013 at 8:00am
Live is the key

If you have live bait then you want to keep them live so use the smallest hook you can find. I like a number 8 and 6 treble hook. Use to fish Seabrook all the time and believe me a live shrimp jumping around will get the trout. Also like to use a light leader you may loose a few fish but believe me on days when the trout are hard to catch this light type fishing will pay off. I have saved many a trip when there is no tide just free swimming a shrimp in that area. Common sense if they are on fire then no use to use this light stuff unless you like the fight.

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Posted December 11, 2013 at 8:14am

Awesome! Thanks Capt JS

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Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:57pm

#4 bronze trebble all the way

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