It’s important to select the right size hook for your intended target species, and it’s best to keep in mind the size of the bait you will be using, the size of the fish you want to target, and the type of fishing method you plan to use.
When it comes to hook sizing, it’s important to understand the numbering system used to differentiate hooks. For smaller hooks, the size of the hook decreases as the number gets larger, for example, a size 18 hook is smaller than a size 8 hook. For larger hooks, the number system is reversed and represented with a /0 (pronounced aught), for example, a 1/0 hook is smaller than a 9/0 hook. With the right hook, you’ll be able to catch your target species with ease and confidence.