Updated November 29, 2020 by Shilo Urban

The 10 Best Fishing Hooks

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Everyone has their own top-secret method when it comes to fishing. Whether it's finding the perfect spot, using irresistible bait, or harnessing advanced technology, it's easy to get so caught up in the details that you forget the basics - like a good hook. You'll find several great options below that can make the difference between snagging a monster and coming up empty-handed. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Gamakatsu Octopus Pack

2. Mustad UltraPoint

3. Ucec Offset

Editor's Notes

November 13, 2020:

For this update, we've added the new version of the Gamakatsu Octopus Pack, an excellent choice that comes from one of the best brands in the industry. We've replaced the Eagle Claw 139RQH with the Eagle Claw Bronze, a different design that gets higher ratings but is from the same American company. We've also added the Owner Mosquito Light, which reviewers love to use with live bait, and the Ucec Offset, a good choice for beginners and those who want a variety of sizes.

We've removed the Scimo 100 and the Sougayilang Snelled because their ratings have slipped down compared to similar products. We've also updated the information for several items, including the Mustad 3551 Classic, the Ice Sea Black Sport, and the Jshanmei Sport.

Finally, we've added a new listing under Special Honors that works like a charm with soft, plastic swimbaits.

February 14, 2019:

It's important to realize that the "best" fishing hook will vary depending on what species you're targeting, as there isn't really a one-size-fits-all solution. To that end, we placed the greatest premium on versatility and resilience in our rankings, and our top selections should be suitable for just about any type of fish you come across (save maybe a great white shark or a blue whale).

Special Honors

Bass Pro Shops XPS Swimbait This black-nickel model from the popular sports outfitter company is specifically designed for soft, plastic swimbaits. Its spiral keeper helps your bait to stay right in line with the point, which should help you get more catches. Three sizes are available. basspro.com

4. Ice Sea Black Sport

5. Mustad 3551 Classic

6. Owner Mosquito Light

7. Eagle Claw Bronze

8. Tatuo 2 Piece

9. Jshanmei Sport

10. Easy Catch Assist


Shilo Urban
Last updated on November 29, 2020 by Shilo Urban

Shilo lives for adventures in far-away lands and reads books like it’s going out of style (which it is). Dogs are her co-pilots. She’s traveled to 60 countries and has lived in Austin (where she received a BA from the University of Texas), Maine, Paris, Seattle, New Zealand, Los Angeles, and now—Fort Worth. Before becoming a freelance writer over a decade ago, she had more than three dozen jobs, including high school teacher, record label manager, tour guide, and farmhand for endangered livestock breeds. She speaks fluent French and horribly mangled Spanish, which she is working every day to improve. Shilo geeks out over history and culture, and her areas of expertise include travel, art and design, music, pets, food, crafts, toys, and home furnishings. Current obsessions: Gobekli Tepe, tassels, and fresh lemonade.


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