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just a thought..i have been catching bass for over 40 years,live bait and lures,rarly have i ever had a bass swallow a bait to deep to remove the hook.

have seen trebles do more damage,just curious to what yous have noticed

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I don't see the comparison...?

Many lures are equipped with trebles to help their action and they wouldnt hook a fish without them. And with live bait the standard is to use a single hook. If you're talking about live bait, obviously a treble hook will do way more damage because often with livebait the bass are deeply hooked.

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what i mean is a single hook with live bait  or a lure with treble hooks, i have seen more fish damage with lures in my years of fishing..

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A single hook with live bait does more damage in my opinion.  A lure with with treble hooks is generally a fast moving bait and is harder for a fish to swallow.  A soft plastic worked slowly is also a lot easier for a fish to swallow.  I don't believe I have ever caught a bass that swallowed a lure with treble hooks.  Usually I am lucky to even get then to the boat (It's so nerve racking to have a lunker on a crankbait).

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In my opinion, a single hook with live bait has caused much more fish damage in my days than a treble hook on lures.  With artificial, I hook nearly all my fish around the mouth while using live bait has caused the hook to fall much deeper in the mouth.  Of course occasionally you get a deep swallow on an artificial and a good, safe hook on live bait but for the most part it's the other way around for me.

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I rarely have caught throat hooked bass when fishing with baits that have treble hooks like crankbaits, however I 've caught plenty of fish deeply hooked in the throat or even gut hooked with single hook baits like soft plastics and jigs, I do think that single hook baits like plastics and jigs are far more dangerous and risky than baits with treble hooks.

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I have heard that if you have a fish that is deep gut hooked, you can just cut the line and leave the hook in there and it will dissolve and the fish will digest it within a couple days.

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I am in agreement with Raul, treble hooks rarely cause injury but single hooks sometimes get swallowed, especially with Senkos. I'll do everything possible to remove a hook if I can do so without killing the fish. I want to believe that the few I can't remove will dissolve in a short time, but I've caught lots of fish that still have a hook in their mouth.

I'm particulary concerned about smallmouth on my river. I fish live bait on #6 Gamakatsu Octopus Circle hooks, they are very effective. The circle hook slides up the side of the mouth and hooks the fish in the jaw or upper lip 99% of the time. I'm not saying I have never had to cut a line, but it is extremely rare. Additionally, the #6 are relatively small hooks which I believe allows the bass to continue to feed during the time it takes for the hook to dissolve.

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I think the single hook does more damage since it seems to be swallowed more.  I see it a lot when my tackle company works with kids and the hadicap at fishing derby's.  Tru-Turn hooks with the cam action is what I have gone to and I have noticed that they are more likely to hook in the mouth and not the throat.

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Without a doubt a single hook has the capability of doing more damage.  The slower presentation usually associated with a single hook just gives them more time to swallow it deep.

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I tend to agree that the chance for damage is greater with the single hook.  However several times I have caught bass on cranks with a treble in the mouth and the other treble swings back near the gill or belly.  Little damage usually.

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only times I have ever deep hooked a bass I was using a senco and not paying attention to my line.

I have had them suck a 1 oz jig pretty far down but not as far as the gullet.   and it was safely removed.

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i think that 1 hook has done far more damage than a treble. trebles dont go in as far

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You get more fish gut hooked with a single hook but less with a circle hook. With a crankbait hook most of the time the fish is hooked on the outside of the mouth but some people rip the hooks out which cause damage.

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I agree with the single hook doing more damage. I have had deep throat hooks, and have lost tournaments from the dead fish.

It is best on a deep hook to cut the line near the hook.

Trebles hardly get deep enough. they do damage to the area around the jaws, but alot of that is do to the angler.

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