The Best Overall Fishing Hook (That Works For All The Top Inshore Lures)

By: Tony Acevedo on July 2, 2019
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It’s rigging time!

Have you ever been confused or unsure of what size hook to use with your soft plastic lures?

If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone…

We receive a ton of questions about how to rig different kinds of soft plastic lures, and which size hooks to use, and how to rig each one.

So I put together this video showing the exact hook I use that catches a ton of fish.

The best news is that ONE hook can work magic for multiple different inshore fishing lures.

I’ll even show you five different soft plastic lures that I use and how to rig them.

We’ll cover the following artificial soft plastic lures:

  • Jerk Shads
  • Shrimp
  • Paddletail baits
  • And more…


The Best Fishing Hook For Soft Plastic Lures [VIDEO]

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Gary Rankel
10 months ago

Hey Tony……….I agree that the twistlock hooks are certainly versatile, but if you’re using elastech products most of the time, you can’t beat a weighted grip pin hook. Not only does the weight easily slip through the material, but you can bury the eye of the hook inside the elastech resulting in about as weedless a presentation as you can get.

Gary Rankel
10 months ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

You definitely need to do so, Tony. They’re widely available online. For Gulp and other soft plastics, the twistlock is more versatile and the better choice, however, the exposed eye still catches weeds. For elastech addicts like me, a 1/8 or 3/16 oz grip pin hook with the hook eye embedded in the material is more weedless and the far better choice.

Pat Ogletree
10 months ago

Tony have you ever had the z man baits become “untwisted” from the spring lock? I’ve used the OTL’s on the Minnowz, Deizel minnows and the EZshrimpZ and they almost always come unscrewed for me. I’ve resorted to using the Mustad Grip Pin hooks which work well but even harder to find than the OTL’s and more expensive. Once they become unscrewed they never seem to be the same again.

Trevor Perrydore
10 months ago

This is the exact video I needed Tony. I was having trouble rigging the Zman on the twist lock so I resorted to tying a new hook/jig head when switching between them and gulps. Awesome stuff!