Don’t overlook the intricacies of that sharp piece of metal tied to the end of your line. Today’s fish hooks are purpose-built tools that you should choose wisely, especially when you’re tossing plastics.
No matter how many soft-plastic baits are out on the market or in your tackle box, they’re worthless without a good hook. Hooks come in a wide range of styles, sizes and colors, and each one has a specific plastic bait and fishing application that it will shine in. Modern hooks are super sharp and strong, helping to increase your hookup ratio and allow your plastic baits to move more naturally in the water.
When discussing hooks for bass fishing applications, there are three core groups that a hook can fall into: