Conservation Tip: Use Single Hooks over Treble Hooks

If you're like us and you love topwater bites and often throw hard plastic baits, you should consider making the switch from Treble Hooks to In-Line Hooks. There is a misconception that more hooks means a better hook up ratio, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Think about fishing live bait for snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, etc..., anglers use a single hook; or soft plastic fishing for the above mentioned species, anglers typically use a single worm or keeper hook. 

In all reality, more hooks means more problems. While having multiple hooks may seem like a benefit, they actually make it harder to drive the hook deeper into the fish and gives the fish more leverage when trying to shake or spit the hook. In addition, treble hooks get tangled up easier on your line, tend to wrap themselves into nets, and leave anglers more exposed to potentially getting hooked themselves. If the right size single in-line hooks are used, anglers can increase catch ratios, decrease the number of tangles they get while on the water, avoid hooking themselves, and most importantly give fish a better chance of survival when released.

For more information on how to replace your treble hooks with single hooks and on the benefits of switching to a single hook, check out these videos:


How to Replace Treble Hooks with Single Hooks:


Benefits of Using Single In-Line Hooks over Treble Hooks


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