Small circle hook bait presentations

BOK

Senior Member
Most of the circle hook bait presentations we see on sealine is for sharks and the bigger edibles.

Lets post our "edible" presentations for mussel, redbait, prawn, crab etc.
 

rbacht

Sealiner
LIKE - I've only used circles on one fishing trip and this will certainly be a thread I am keeping my eye on.

I simply slid a whole live prawn on my number one circle, tail first and that did the trick for the small steenies.
 

BOK

Senior Member
Here is something I found on the net.

I'm going to give it a try sometime it might work for smaller baits like redbait an white mussel
 

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Ninja-Nic

Sealiner
Interesting pic there Bok. I reckon if you using something tough like occie leg for bait you could rig it without that spring thingy. Just hook a strip on with a few cm worth that can dangle or flap around a bit.

I generally use circles with a shorter shank for smaller baits.

rbacht wrote:
LIKE - I've only used circles on one fishing trip and this will certainly be a thread I am keeping my eye on.

I simply slid a whole live prawn on my number one circle, tail first and that did the trick for the small steenies.

Also used to hook prawns on the way you mentioned than heard they die faster that way. Read about guys putting the kook through the body and thru the head instead. Still have to try that though. May not be ideal for mud prawns/ crackers cos the body part is a bit soft. Check the video below for a few prawn presentations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SnSebx_Mk
 

BOK

Senior Member
Ninja-Nic wrote:
Interesting pic there Bok. I reckon if you using something tough like occie leg for bait you could rig it without that spring thingy. Just hook a strip on with a few cm worth that can dangle or flap around a bit.

I generally use circles with a shorter shank for smaller baits.

rbacht wrote:
LIKE - I've only used circles on one fishing trip and this will certainly be a thread I am keeping my eye on.

I simply slid a whole live prawn on my number one circle, tail first and that did the trick for the small steenies.

Also used to hook prawns on the way you mentioned than heard they die faster that way. Read about guys putting the kook through the body and thru the head instead. Still have to try that though. May not be ideal for mud prawns/ crackers cos the body part is a bit soft. Check the video below for a few prawn presentations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SnSebx_Mk
I see the spring thingy is used to rig soft plastic baits so one should be able to rig something on there.
 

Ninja-Nic

Sealiner
BOK wrote:
Ninja-Nic wrote:
Interesting pic there Bok. I reckon if you using something tough like occie leg for bait you could rig it without that spring thingy. Just hook a strip on with a few cm worth that can dangle or flap around a bit.

I generally use circles with a shorter shank for smaller baits.

rbacht wrote:
LIKE - I've only used circles on one fishing trip and this will certainly be a thread I am keeping my eye on.

I simply slid a whole live prawn on my number one circle, tail first and that did the trick for the small steenies.

Also used to hook prawns on the way you mentioned than heard they die faster that way. Read about guys putting the kook through the body and thru the head instead. Still have to try that though. May not be ideal for mud prawns/ crackers cos the body part is a bit soft. Check the video below for a few prawn presentations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SnSebx_Mk
I see the spring thingy is used to rig soft plastic baits so one should be able to rig something on there.

Interesting. Googled the Hogy soft circles and saw the way they rig worms with that springy thing. Must say i like it a lot!!! I have some McCarthy worms at home that are so tiny. Been wondering for a while now how to rig them.
 

BOK

Senior Member
Here is two more circle hook presentations
 

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Corne#Spookie

New member
Why does everyone seperate the bate from where the circle hook is .. I tried it but in most times faild to land the fish because the bait gets ripped off just infort of the hook
 
I also don't think one must separate the bait from the hook. I prefer to tie the softbait down ON the hook with cotton and manipulating the bait by pressing and squeezing it so that the hook is still exposed. Once the fish is hooked on a circle hook it seldom come off if you know what you doing. I mostly catch from the boat and can honestly count on one hand how many times I lost a fish. Only times you will loose the fish is when the hook is too big/small; you strike ahead of time due to excitement, or you tackle might be under-gunned and you cannot bully the fish etc. Fish feed differently, some peck before they bite, others play around with the bait in their mouth and spit it out and grab it again and others just go for it. 1. Stump, peck then bite, 2. Roman just go for it, 3. Hotties, peck or strike depending on their appetite etc. You need to know the area that you fish; on some days fish will take anything you throw at them and other times it is the opposite, normally the latter happen when the freezer is empty and you are desperate:swear
 

IWyk

Sealiner
Adrian Coerecius wrote:
you strike ahead of time due to excitement,

You should not strike when using circle hooks. The idea is that the fish swallows the bait and the hook and then the when it takes of the circle hooks gets them in the corner of the mouth as the hook is pulled out. Correctly done it always goes into the corner of the mouth.

They work much better when the hook is completely open. If you going to hook the bait or put it on the hook you should have as much as the hook open as possible for it to work effectively.

Obviously they work much better with fish that swallow the whole bait as opposed to smaller peckers.

For some fish and presentations they work brilliantly for others J are better.
 

Seven Hooks

New member
First time out using circle hooks (dont know if it would have worked)

O Ja it was ment for galjoen.
any advise would be good.
 

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I have used narrow ribbon, it has a sail like texture, for a "dingle dangle". You just hook through the one end and tie your bait on that.

Get it at a arts and craft, or gift shoppe. Cheap cheap and easy to use.

PI
 
stephan.chambers wrote:
Please could you share a photo of this "ribbon"

The women folk decorate presents with it. Hook it trough the one end once and cut the required length needed. It is a nice and tough ribbon and comes in different colors and width.

The hook in the picture is a 2/0.

Hope you get the picture.
 

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