Pike hook size chart

Pike hook size chart

Pike hook size chart

Hook Type

Hook Size

Partridge instant strike1/0 
Treble hookFrom: #8To: #2
Circle hookFrom: 2/0To: 4/0

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What are the best hooks for pike fishing?

“What are the best hooks for pike fishing?” is a common question among fishermen. For many, the answer to this question is still unknown.

The best hook for pike fishing depends on the experience of the angler, what they are fishing in, and their preferred method. There are 3 main types of hooks in use today: Partridge instant strike, Treble hook, Circle hook.

Pike Partridge instant strike fishing hook

Instead of a conventional, single hook, these hooks feature two hooks at right angles and the configuration offers an ‘instant strike’ rig. They can be used together – or with a treble hook such as CS9 – to form the perfect ‘instant strike’ rig.

Pike Treble hook

Spoon lure trebles are small and cast a long way. The treble hooks on these lures swivel around, giving off a seductive side-to-side wobble. They’re perfect for Northern Pike fishing. Unlike other lures, spoons won’t get broken, bent or corroded and retain their lustre even after repeated use by pike.

Pike Circle hook

Circle hooks for pike are manufactured by many companies, but the one we recommend is Mustad’s Demon hook which offers new levels of quality.

All of the patterns are endorsed by the Billfish Foundation, meeting the highest standards for catch and release.

offset patterns feature a no-nonsense tempering process which makes these baits the best performing in the market.


The Best Leader for Northern Pike

Northern pike is a predatory fish that is common in most freshwater lakes and streams. They prefer to eat small fish, crayfish, and frogs. Some fishing enthusiasts use live bait such as worms and small fish.

The most popular bait for northern pike is live minnows. These baits are usually attached to the hook through the nose or through the gills of the minnow with a wire or a metal leader.

Alternatively, anglers sometimes use artificial lures such as spinners, plugs, spoons (spinning lures), and jigs (plastic lures).

Leaders for fishing with artificial lures can be made from many materials including monofilament line, braided line, wire leader material such as stainless steel wire, and nylon filament

What are the best lures for pike fishing?

There are many methods for catching pike. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  1. Use a large, heavy lure that will sink quickly.

  2. Keep your lure moving at all times.

  3. Use a noisy lure that will attract the pike’s attention.

  4. Drift with the current downstream to get past obstacles in the water.

  5. Fish in areas where there is a lot of vegetation or weed beds because it can make it easier to get close to your prey without being seen.

  6. If you are using live bait, make sure they are moving around, otherwise, they won’t attract any attention from pikes

Circle hook
What are circle hooks used for

Circle hooks are designed to be used with circle, round or oval shaped baits. The circle hook will rotate in the fish’s mouth until it is securely hooked.

barbless circle hook
What is a Circle Hook for Fishing?

A “Circle Hook” has a shape of a circle and may be used as a bait for fishing for larger predators such as bass and walleye

Some fishermen prefer them because they release from the mouth more easily than ordinary J-hooks that are shaped like Js or have two points at their ends.

Circle Hook Size Chart
What size circle hooks for surf fishing?

Since man first learned how to take fish from the water, the circle hook has been around. From the bone beginnings of anglers in the Pacific Northwest to modern, high tensile models available for the inshore angler, the circle hook has certainly had a serious effect on the hook and saltwater fishing market.
There are some as far south as Key West, Fla., using circle hooks for everything from bridling for big offshore to bottom fishing on the flats for the occasional shark.