March 17, 2020
By Game & Fish Digital Staff
Bass-fishing hooks come in as many shapes and sizes as the baits they rig.
For rigging soft-plastic bass lures that means a myriad of options. Selecting the right hook for soft plastics is not just important, but critical to catching bass.
Understanding a hook’s geometry — its gap and size — and how it pertains to lure action and hook-sets is one of the keys to mastering the art of bass fishing.
>>VIDEOS: Watch more Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight episodes
In Episode 6 of “Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight,” Game & Fish’s Dr. Todd A. Kuhn goes in-depth about all kinds of bass hooks and their applications.
"Matching the right hook to the size and shape of the bait can make the difference in catching or not catching bass."
Learn more about hook selection for soft-plastic bass fishing lures in the video above.
Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight is a 13-episode video series on gameandfishmag.com that focusses on the best baits for bass fishing. Join Game & Fish’s Dr. Todd A. Kuhn every Tuesday this spring as he goes deep into how bass lures work, what bass find irresistible in them, and how you catch more on your next trip.
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Upcoming videos in this series
Episode 1: Soft Plastics — Flukes, Worms and Lizards
Episode 2: Soft Plastics — Tubes & Creature Baits
Episode 3: Rigging Soft Plastics — Texas & Carolina Rigs
Episode 4: Rigging Soft Plastics — Jig Heads
Episode 5: Rigging Soft Plastics — Swimbaits
Episode 6: Selecting the Right Soft-Plastic Hook, Live March 17
Episode 7: Spinnerbaits from Top to Bottom, Live March 24
Episode 8: Technical Topwater, Live March 31
Episode 9: Choosing the Right Bass Rod, Live April 7
Episode 10: All About Lines, Live April 14
Episode 11: Baitcasting Vs. Spinning, Live April 21
Episode 12: Find More Fish with Search Baits, April 28
Episode 13: Weighting Your Bait, May 5