Saltwater Fishing Hooks

The Aberdeen is a great choice among saltwater fishing hooks. While this one is smaller and thinner, causing it to be able to bend, it can be bent back into shape, and upon penetrating the fish’s mouth, it holds well and will certainly snag your catch. For those who are fishing regulated waters and want to promote healthy catch and release tactics, the circle hook is a great choice. Because of the design of the hook, it is nearly impossible for a fish to be hooked in the gut and instead moves to the corner of the fish’s mouth so that it doesn’t fatally harm the fish.

There are many other types of saltwater fishing hooks you may consider as well, but now it’s time to choose your saltwater fishing hooks based on the type of fish. Determine the size and strength of the fish’s mouth. For example, sheepshead have small, hard mouths with two rows of humanoid teeth, making it difficult to set the hook in their mouths. O’Shaughnessys are good for larger fish with softer mouths (think red drum, snapper, and stripe bass), where the Aberdeen would not be appropriate.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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