Best Weighted Hooks For Inshore Saltwater Fishing
It’s weighted hook time!
Weighted hooks are complete game-changers for inshore anglers.
They let you rig your lures weedless and avoid getting snagged, you can get better hooksets, and you can use them for finesse fishing in the shallows.
And since there are so many options out there for weighted hooks, we did this whole video sharing everything you need to know about them.
Here’s a sneak preview of what we covered:
- Which hooks are best for certain soft plastics (and certain depths)
- Weighted hooks vs. jig heads
- Pros and cons of different brands and different weights
- How to rig lures weedless with weighted hooks
- And much more
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I recommend since we show some of the different hooks), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Best Weighted Hooks [VIDEO]
Best Weighted Hooks [PODCAST]
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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from my conversation with the Salt Strong Fishing Coaches Luke and Justin about the best winter fishing lures:
1:04 – Introducing our new Head of Tackle, Justin Ritchey
3:26 – A funny story about Justin’s kayak tournament in Amsterdam
7:30 – What our favorite weighted hook is
9:11 – How to catch redfish and trout in the winter when using weighted hooks
10:52 – How to catch BIG trout in the winter
11:52 – Why we like the Owner TwistLock hook (but when you should use other brands)
13:41 – How to rig lures with Mustad Grip Pins (and how to rig extra tough lures)
18:10 – When to use Mustad Grip Pins & Z-Man ChinlockZ (and when NOT to use them)
20:02 – Which weighted hook has the best centering pin
25:11 – Using weighted hooks vs. weedless jig heads
34:15 – Pros and cons of the Texas Eye jig head
39:00 – Where to get the hooks we talked about in this podcast (and how to get 20% off of them)
What an awesome episode!
Whether you’re fishing grass flats, mangrove lines, or shallow docks, weighted hooks are great for keeping your lures weedless and in the strike zone.
Here are some of our favorite weighted hooks:
Have any questions about using weighted hooks?
Did we miss your favorite hook?
Let us know in the comments below!
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