The Gamakatsu Live Bait Hook is designed for saltwater live bait fishing applications and possesses design elements that enable it to handle the biggest and strongest fish the deep sea has to offer such as Kingfish and Tuna. Saltwater live bait hooks are generally very similar in nature, but when it comes down to choosing the right hook for your fishing the small details should be considered. The Gamakatsu live bait hook is designed to offer great versatility for anglers who need a live bait hook for many species of fish; this hook was designed for wide range of fish. In the case of the Gamakatsu live bait hook, the species targeted and the live bait used will most greatly influence the hook size choice. The largest sizes can be used with tackle suited for 80lb where the smaller hooks should max out at about 50lb.
The Live Bait hooks are commonly used for such bait choices as live swimming bait (typically larger than chovies), live eels and cut bait. The strength of the live bait hooks coupled with their medium wire size truly make this hook a jack of all trades, however we'd suggest looking at the light wire version for small live bait (like chovies) and the heavy duty version if fishing for big Tuna and Kingfish or Billfish. We offer the standard black nickel Gamakatsu Live Bait Hooks in six sizes: 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0 and 3/0. The quantity varies, please see chart below.