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Circle Hooks for Silvers

Over the years, circle hooks have become the standard for bait fishing halibut in Cook Inlet. And they work. As long as you can train yourself not to set the hook like you did with those old J hooks.
In the 1970s, when we first started halibut fishing off the Deep Creek coast of Cook Inlet, we used herring for bait on J hooks—hooks you had to be on all the time and ready to set… http://www.fishalaskamagazine.com/blog/gear/circle-hooks-silvers/