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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Steeler Country 2D/2C
Avoiding Gut Hooking Question
Went out fishing yesterday and had a very successful outing. (For the exception of getting stung by 3 or 4 yellow jackets ) Landed 6 or 7 bass in a couple hours and missed just as many. Caught one real nice 5 pounder. I was using rapalas and Texas rigged worms. A couple of the ones I caught on the worms ended up getting gut hooked so I just cut my line and threw them back in.
Do any of you have any kind of method to avoid gut hooking on a Texas rig ? Usually when they hit you have to give them time to get the whole worm in their mouth so at times when I set the hook they have inhaled it so deep that I end up gut hooking them. Fishing for bass with a worm and slip sinker has always been my go to and my favorite way to fish for them. At the same time I hate when I gut hook one.
Any thought or suggestions would be appreciated.
Public Land Hunter