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What hook do you use? I planning on fishing this and a baby fluke so I am thinking a 1/0 EWG. Anyone else use an EWG to drop shot?

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No, but I do use the Owner offset hooks in weeds sometimes, unless your talking about bubba shotting - then just use whatever EWG you'd normally use. I bet a Gamakatsu Wide Gap Finesse hook in 1/0 would work best for nose hooking.

Here's the Owner hook. It's light wire, so no monster hook set necessary.

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I won't be nose hooking due to the amount of wood and brush I will be fishing around. The only drop shotting i've done has been nose hooking with an owner 1/0 mosquito hook thats why i'm unsure about which hook to use for a traditional tx rig. I really dont use EWG hooks at all anymore other than for flukes/swimbaits. I may try the 1/0 EWG and see what happens. Thanks for the input.

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Should you choose to bubba-size your drop shot approach and tx rig your baits, there are lots of hook options available. Any worm hook will work. Try to tie your palomar knot so that the hook point rides up. With a little bit of practice, this isn't that hard to do. For me, some worm hooks work better than others.

I am most likely to tie on a Gamakatsu skip gap hook, size 3/0 to 5/0 or a Lunker City Tex-poser hook in a similar size, if I want to tx rig a drop shot. This season I've mostly been fishing the Gamakatsu wicked wacky hook and nose hooking everything. I'm finding that I don't get stuck any more often than I do with a tx rigged drop shot.

I remember trying the Owner down shot hook a few years ago, and I didn't get bit very often and I missed some of the bites I did get. So I didn't use that hook any more. Now, on further review, it could be that I didn't get bit very often was because my drop shot skills weren't as good than and maybe that's why I seldom got bit and lost fish.

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Thanks for the input fellas. The more I think about it I may just nose hook and see what happens. It's mostly vertical timber in a resevoir so it may not be too bad.

Hopefully they will be eating a crank and jig and this rod stays in my rod box anyway but once the sun gets high I may have to break it out.

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