November 2020 - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

Hook Retention in Northern Pike Study

By Bob Randall on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 in Fishing Wisdom, No Comments

The Short Explanation: –Deeply hooked crankbaits with barbs were typically free from the fish’s mouth in a couple of days -Barbless hooks usually came out of the fish’s mouth in 24 hours or less The Longer Explanation: “This research has demonstrated that retained lures do have an impact on northern pike. In the laboratory setting […]