I like to stay with #4>#1 on leadhead jigs. There are some occations fishing homemade (yup, bucktails just skinned and dried) 1/32oz & 1/16th oz bucktail jigs I fish in very shallow spawning areas under a float that I casted up using #6 hooks. All aberdeen jig hooks in bronze, gold or red (whichever was available when I purchased hooks for casting jigheads)
When I used to fish live bait for them it was invariably #3261 Mustad Bronze Aberdeen in #4 size. You need a net for the ones over a pound.
Remember.... they're full time deer......we're part time hunters!