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I have lost two huge bass in the past couple of months and I am not sure if maybe I should be using a different hook. I have caught both those big guys with a zoom junebug lizard using a tru turn worm hook. I had a big daddy today but he spit that dang thing right back at me. Does anyone recomend any brands or styles of hooks for fishing with lizards. It is a six inch lizard. What rig do you like for a lizard, carolina or texas? Good luck everyone and thanks!
 

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(for LM bass fishing with plastic worms) I've decided that bigger is better - bigger hook & bigger gap. I want the hook point as far out of the way as possible and I don't want the worm to overpower the hook when it globs up. I use the Gamakatsu Extra Wide Gap for worm fishing. in 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0 for full-sized worms and Senkos, lizards, tubes and I keep a few 1/0s for light work with 4"-5" finesse worms (but more often I'll fish those on a jig head).
 

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Are you setting the hook too early and getting a poor hookset? I agree otherwise with Jeff.
 

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I agree with jeff re: the wide-gap Gamakatsu hooks -- i find i get better hooksets and fewer gut-hooks with the wide-gap hooks. and make sure your hook is as *sharp* as possible, esp. if you don't pull the barb all the way through the plastic-- either use a new hook (test it) or sharpen an older one. you might also consider moving to braid (if you haven't already), e.g., fireline or power pro -- no stretch and super sensitive, so you don't have to rear back as hard on your rod to get a good hook set. the sensitivity helps with subtle bites/taps as well. arguably higher maintenance than mono, but it has advantages, esp. when using plastics lures. fyi -- joel
 
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