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I have read some good things about circle hooks. Especially how much better they are than J style hooks, especially if you have to release a small catch.
Which size and brand, of circle hooks, are best for stripers and croakers? I will need to replace my J style hooks tonight so I'll be ready for tomorrow.
 

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Don't replace them! Bring both styles. :eek:

You can never have too many hooks, unless you have a small tackle box. In that case, you need to upgrade to a bigger box.

Most of the sizes I have seen used are: size 2, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0. For cut bait, sometimes you might go a little bigger. But it all depends on what you are fishing for. ;)

Now the brand name of both styles of hooks could be debated forever, but I wouldn't worry about that too much. :rolleyes:
 

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EVERY FISH I HAVE CAUGHT ON A CIRCLE HOOK HAS BEEN HOOKED IN THE MOUTH SOME WHERE. IT IS A GREAT TOOL TO NOT HURT FISH YOU ARE GOING TO RELEASE. BIGGER HOOK >>> BIGGER BAIT >>> BIGGER CATCH :)
 
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