I’ve been too busy to get information together on the Triple Threat Catfish Hooks to post. It’s been an insane couple of months and the spring blue catfish bite
is in full swing but I finally found a few minutes to put together some info (mostly because i’ve been getting pounded with questions).
In this weeks article and video I’m covering the questions to the answers I’ve been getting the most, how to fish the Triple Threat Catfish Hooks and also how to choose the right hook size. I’ll be back with some more information and tips on these hooks in the future.
Triple Threat Catfish Hook Features
When I teamed up with Whisker Seeker Tackle to build the Triple Threat Hooks is been just like every other product collaboration I’ve done with them (like the VersaRattle and LockJaw Catfish Grips. I wanted to build something that wasn’t available (fixing the issues I’ve had with other hooks), I also wanted to build a BIG hybrid circle hooks and wanted a line of hooks that was affordable.
And so the Triple Threat Hook was born……
Here’s the features of the triple threat hook:
- Hybrid Circle Hook
- Extra Heavy Gauge
- Chemically Sharpened
- Upturned Eye
- Offset Shank
- Wide Gap
Basically it “checks all the boxes” for what I was looking for in a catfish hook.
How To Fish The Triple Threat
The Triple Threat Catfish Hook is a hybrid circle hook that can be fished three different ways (hence the name triple threat).
Here’s how you can use it:
1. Traditional Circle Hook
– The first option is to fish like a traditional circle hook allowing the fishing rod to load so the hook sets itself. Just make sure that you’re using the right catfish rod (like my signature series catfish rods
) because you need some flex in the fishing rod tip. Check out our Ultimate Guide To Catfish Rods
for more info.
2. Reel, Reel, Reel
– Option two is to use the reel, reel, reel method. This is a great option for smaller catfish, catfish that are biting light or fish that are swimming sideways or towards the boat. Basically at the first indication of a bite grab the rod and reel the fishing reel
in as fast as possible.
3. Set The Hook – What’s that you say? You can’t set the hook with circle hooks? Actually, YOU CAN with the Triple Threat. You just need to use a long sweeping hook set action (think moving the rod tip from the 10:00 position to the 2:00 position.
These three options give you the ultimate in versatility in catfish hooks.
Choosing The Right Hook Size
The Triple Threat hook is available in three sizes, 6/0, 8/0 and 10/0.
I’ve had a ton of questions about the hook sizes and choosing the right one so here’s the details.
This is a great choice for smaller catfish and smaller pieces of catfish bait
(either cut bait
or whole baits). If you’re targeting smaller “box fish” (blues and channels from one to about five pounds) the 6/0 hook is a great choice.
8/0 – The 8/0 hook is the most versatile hook in the series. It’s a great option for catfish from about four or five pounds up to trophy class blue catfish and can be used with smaller cut or whole baits or larger baits as well. I love this hook as “go to” when targeting numbers and bigger catfish as well.
10/0 – This is the “big daddy”. The 10/0 hook is a monster hook for chasing trophy class catfish. If you’re targeting big catfish exclusively and using large to extra large cut baits then the 10/0 hook is a great choice. It’s a heavy duty hook made for hooking and landing monster cats!
Here’s The Video
Here’s Some More Info
I put together this handy infographic to cover some more details on the Triple Threat Hook.
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