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The best hooks for float fishing for west coast steelhead and salmon are the Raven Specimen hoo k in a size 1 to 4 or the Gamakatsu Octopus hook in size 1 to 4. For much smaller baits I would use a size 2, 4 or even a size 6 for tiny baits in smaller rivers. For larger baits like prawns or large worms over 4 inches I would use a size 2 or 4.

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  • What kind of Hook should I use for float fishing?

  • A good all-around hook size for trout would be a size 10 or 12. You may need to change your hook depending on the size of your bait. The best for float fishing if you are using a big dew worm or a large egg sack would be a size 8 hook so that there is still plenty of hook gap to hook the fish.

  • What are the different sizes of fishing hooks?

  • When selecting a fishing hook, you’ll see sizes like 4, 1, 1/0, 6/0, etc. What do these all mean? Remember that in fishing hook sizes, #’s are smaller than /0’s. By the way, /0 is “aught” which is pronounced like “ott”. The size of fishing hooks you select is a compromise.

  • How big should a float be on a fishing set?

  • If your set does come with a plummet, take a look at my film Plumb the depth of a lake for fishing. What follows is a way of finding the depth and setting the bait to rest on the bottom, without using a plummet. At the moment you should have a float on the line, fixed at about 18 inches (45 cm) up the line from the hook.

  • What kind of fishing hooks do you use for King Salmon?

  • Hook size and durability need to match your fishing rod selection. For King Salmon, I like to use Gamakatsu Big River Bend hooks of at least 1/0, but more than likely I’m using 3/0 for river fishing presentations and 4/0 – 5/0 as part of saltwater presentations. The above link is for the pack of 25 barbless variety.