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What hook do you use in worms larger than 10 inches? I absolutely hate EWG hooks but I've never seen a Gamakatsu standard offset worm hook larger than a 5/0.

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4/0 and 5/0 EWG Gammy and Owner

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its the width of the worm, not length of worm that determines hook size.

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My problem is not finding a large enough hook for a 12 inch worm but rather finding a worm with a thicker head. Ive never understood why a bait company would make a 12 inch worm with the same head diameter as a 8 inch worm.

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5/0 should be fine. That's what I use for Thumpers and Anacondas, and I've never had hookup issues.

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What hook do you use in worms larger than 10 inches?

One with enough gap to accomodate the bulk of the plastic worm AND still hook the fish deeply enough to not allow it to tear off.  As mentioned above, the thickness of the worm should be the primary concern... the size of your potential fish should be your secondary concern.

steve

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I've never had an issue with standard 5/0 worm hooks, and 10" or bigger worms.  You match gap to the width of the bait, not the length.  I don't use EWG at all for worms.  My favorite option in heavy cover is a straight shank hook.

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Moaner 6/0 is a new option. Otherwise, 5/0 in your favorite

brand will work just fine. Try the Gamakatsu 5/0 Offset Round

Bend, it's one my favorites:

http://www.***.com/descpage-GRBOBK.html

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I have the answer to your prayers!! if you dont like ewg you should try OWNER oversized worm hook :) they are awesome the only hook i use on 10in + worms ENJOY

http://www.***.com/Owner_Oversize_Worm_Hooks/descpage-OOW.html

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I use a 5/0 Gama off-set round bend on my 10's and it works great. I also go to a straight shank in heavy cover. Berkley Powerbait 10's are the biggest thing I've ever thrown but I'm wanting to throw some 12's and maybe try those Dichoso 12.9's. Wasn't sure if I needed those super-long shanked Owner 7/0's.

8-)Cool, I won't have to buy any more hooks...

Nevermind, bait monkey says buy another bag of worms instead.

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