The Best Hooks For Topwater Lures (That Are Safer & More Effective)
In theory, treble hooks sound good.
More hooks give you more opportunities to hook into fish, right?
Well, I recently swapped out my treble hooks for single hooks on a topwater lure to see what would happen.
My biggest questions were:
- Is it easier to handle fish next to the boat with a third of the hooks?
- Will my hookup ratio go down?
- Is it safer for the fish?
See how it went in the video below!
The Best Hooks For Topwater Lures [VIDEO]
I liked the single hooks a lot better than I thought I would!
And now, I’ve changed all of the hooks on my topwater lures to single hooks.
With four less hook points on my lure, it was easier to handle the fish once I got them next to my kayak.
Plus, it was safer for them — no extra hooks getting stuck in their gills or eyes.
But the two most surprising things were my hookup ratio and strength of connection.
My hookup ratio didn’t seem to be changed at all (which was my biggest fear).
And I actually seemed to get a stronger connection to the fish because there was just one hook going into their mouth.
With a treble hook, your connection is spread out between two or three hooks, so it’s less secure.
If you want to make the switch to try out some single inline hooks on your topwater lures, you can get the Owner 3X Single Inline Replacement Hooks from our shop here:
They come in the 3/0 size, which is perfect for larger topwater lures like the Rapala Skitter Walk in size 11.
Plus, they’re 3x strong, so you’ll have no problem landing 30-40″ redfish and snook.
Have any questions about using single inline replacement hooks for your topwaters?
Let me know down in the comments!
P.S. They’re also much safer for you — you’re much less likely to get a hook in the hand! Get the Owner 3X Single Inline Replacement Hooks here.
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