Hello Italo,I use body baits for trolling for salmon. Do you find replacing treble hooks with singles on body baits alters the balance/action of the lure? And what size single hooks do you recommend? Thanks in advance. Brian Voisin

Posted on November 28th, 2021

Hi Brian, great question. I have often replaced treble hooks when using spoon for trolling and casting for salmon as well as body-baits and also on in-line spinners. I have had many trebles destroyed and lost salmon on the due to the aggressive head-shaking and rolling in the line.

I have not had any problem with the action being compromised by changing to single hooks. Though the standard single hook most anglers use is the Siwash, I have found that the “in-line” single is much more efficient. I normally use a 1x-3x strong single to ensure larger salmon won’t open the hook.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

Like me   Follow Me  
Subscribe youtube   Newsletter Subscriber   InstagramFollow in instagram