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Pike hooks size chart

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Pike hooks size chart

Hook Type

Hook Size

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

For more fish types visit our full Hook size chart page


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

Best Pike Hooks

Mustad Classic Forged Tapered Eye Pike Hook

Mustad Classic Forged Tapered Eye Pike Hook


If you’re looking for the sharpest, most durable hooks on the market, look no further than Mustad’s UltraPoint technology. These hooks are 20% sharper than standard hooks and designed to stay sharp longer – so you can keep fishing without having to change your lure or sharpen your hook.


The Mustad Grip-Pin is designed with a molded resin pin to anchor baits to the hook, so you don’t have to worry about your bait slipping or sliding. This technology prolongs the life of your bait.


The Mustad Triple Grip hook is designed for superb hooking and holding, as well as providing exceptional strength. The precise shape of the hook almost “locks” a fish into the bend of the elbow, making it very difficult for the fish to throw thehook.



The XFISHMAN Octopus Hook is great for fishing with natural bait in saltwater or freshwater. The strong hook features great penetration and holding capacity.


What makes XFISHMAN hooks one of the best on the market? They use only high-quality materials to make their product. For example, They exclusively use premium grade high carbon steel in their manufacturing process. By using this top-of-the-line steel, it straightens any hook imperfections which guarantees a stronger hold.