Gamakatsu - gold standard of saltwater bait hooks
November 9, 2022
Cant beat gamakatsu for sharpness out the box. 4/0 octo for big tog and sea bass.
By THE K.
October 22, 2022
Great for fluke, seabass and blackfish.
My go to for almost all saltwater fishing with bait
October 6, 2022
Great hook, they are affordable, very sharp, and have good holding power.
Gamakatsu 02312 Octopus Hook 2/0
September 19, 2022
good size hook for black seabass and scup
By Joe B.
August 8, 2022
Perfect size for back sea bass !
Perfect seabass hooks
March 11, 2022
2/0 for seabass 1/0 for porgies sharp and holds the tip very well.
Gamakatsu 98419 Octopus Hooks - 9/0
December 4, 2021
Great quality thin-wire hook in larger sizes.
ProsGreat hook for deep water. large-sized Grouper. Thinner wire in the deep water seems to give me better hook ups when the fish are finicky. I also use these to rig larger (300+) slow pitch jigs again when fish are being a little picky. Very corrosion resistant. Extremely Sharp!
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
November 22, 2021
Best hooks on the market at a normal price
Best hooks I’ve ever used
October 1, 2021
I use these to catch everything from largemouth, to trophy red fish and stud alligator gar. Very solid hooks. Sharp and can always depend on them.
ProsDon?t bend Extremely sharp
September 26, 2021
Hands down, Gamakatsu are the best hooks there are.
September 21, 2021
Gamakatsu hooks IMO are the best one can buy. These are no exception.
September 16, 2021
This hook I bought for inshore bass fishing in southern California
ProsPerfect for small live bait fishing
September 16, 2021
I bought these for inshore fishing in Southern California, they work great for small live baits !
ProsStrong light for live bait fishing.
August 26, 2021
the best octopus hooks
GAMAKATSU OCTOPUS HOOKS 8/0
July 4, 2021
Great hooks using for many years now highly recomend!!!
GAMAKATSU OCTO HOOKS
July 4, 2021
Have been using gamakatsu hooks for over 20yrs now great hooks for many types of fish I use these for catfish & stripers highly recomend!!!
April 5, 2021
Good to have for a floating work by zoom wacky style
March 16, 2021
Very sturdy, very sharp and well made
Brooklyn, New York
Nice Ooctpus hooks
October 24, 2020
Great price for a package of Octopus hooks. Strong & sturdy!! Get em'!!
March 13, 2020
I use these hooks for most of my inshore fishing and am very happy with performance, durability and price.
ProsQuality Performance Durability
March 10, 2020
excellent hooks for live bait
Johns island, SC
February 7, 2020
Really good hooks i used them for a long time with no complaints. There’s really nothing else to say
You won't find a sharper hook
February 6, 2020
Gamakatsu make the sharpest hooks I've ever bought. They are also strong and last.
ConsThey are expensive and not quite as strong as Mustad hooks.
Great alternative to circle hooks
September 2, 2019
Gamakatsu Octopus 7/0 hooks I used for a lake sturgeon rig that I was actively fishing, as opposed to using a rod holder. Very happy with the hook ups.
South Amboy, NJ
December 26, 2018
Nice and sharp
Great for Bait!
November 29, 2018
I use these hooks exclusively when chunking bait. They are very strong and dependable and I have never had one bend out on me. They are very sharp and tend to stay that way.
ProsStrong Sharp Dependable
Well Made Hooks - Gamakatsu 98418!
November 22, 2018
Very impressed with Gamakatsu Hooks! Have used these hooks on King Fishes & Sharks.
ProsWell Made, Sharp & 4X Strong.
ConsPricey but worth it.
very sharp but had a few fish straighten these out on me.
August 26, 2018
prefer eagle claw for bigger fish.
Prosprice is good
March 10, 2018
Use them for fluke teaser.
It's all I use for live lining eels
October 11, 2017
Very sharp right out of the package. Finish is durable and won't rust too quickly. Great hooks.
ProsSharp Doesn't rust quickly
ConsI've had a few snap in 1/2 on big fish
By John L.
sharp and dependable
July 11, 2017
my standard rigging hook
April 6, 2017
Hard to find elsewhere and just what I needed for striper chunking.
November 20, 2016
Great light duty hooks. Super sharp. Good for rigging sand fleas
August 4, 2016
I use these exclusively for bluefish. super sharp and strong. I love them.
By V R.
Good fluke teaser hook.
July 23, 2016
Used this with 4" gulp shrimp as teaser and works great. Probably would upgrade a size for larger fluke .
ProsGreat hooks no bends when used with pliers.
4/0 Octopus hooks
April 11, 2016
Good value. Gamagatsu makes a good hook.
best on the market
May 25, 2015
Best general live bait hooks. Extremely sharp and worth the money
Prossuper sharp right from the package holds edge very well strong
new york, NY
April 7, 2015
Straight eye hook, I used for rigging sluggo. especially bally hook. exellent hook
Excellent Bait Hooks
March 14, 2015
I use these with a snell for bait rigs targeting panfish. The upturned eye puts the hook point right in the line of pull with maximum exposure. The wire is light but plenty strong for how I use them.
Pros- Sticky sharp - High percentage of hookups
west covina, ca
This got the fish !
February 20, 2015
went reef fishing in the Philippines last December. My cousin says they use size 8 hooks. Brought and used this and wallaaa - I'm catching doubles and often but they're not. These Gamakatsu are really sharp and precise. Yeah, shared and even left some for them. So I bought a bunch lately to bring again next month.
Boynton beach, FL
great j-hook for live bait
January 26, 2015
this is a great hook for live baiting big baits. the offset eye is great for snelling or tying a loop knot
Hot Springs Ar.
One of the best that I've used.
December 21, 2014
First this hook comes in that Japanese hook size. It is different from the sizes we are used to by being just a bit larger than the next size down in those sizes we are used to. I get there from Tackle Direct because I know of no other place which stocks the 9/0 that I use. Because of that size differential they are just a bit larger than the regular size 8/0 that we are used to, but it gives me a wider gap that allows me to use the larger bait that I need. I use this size for heavy duty cat fishing in an aria where 40-60Lb cat fish are caught regularly and 90 is not unheard of. Some of the trot line fishermen here use 7/0 regular trot line hooks in SS. These hooks/w the 30 degree down bend in the eye allow for easy snelling to a leader. The points are needle sharp. And I have never had one rust.
ProsOff set so less losses. Black chrome so no rust. Needle sharp points.
ConsThey are not free...LOL...
October 19, 2014
These are the only hooks I use in saltwater. They are very sharp and don't dull easy. They hold up well to multiple fish and uses in saltwater.
All I use
July 10, 2014
I use these hooks on my surf rod for small sharks 2-5 foot. I've never had one come out or straighten. Setting the hook is very easy. Once that point hits the corner of the fishes mouth they pretty much hook their selves.
ProsUltra sharp, never rust and good hook sets.
best hooks around
June 1, 2014
Can't beat the Gamakatsu hooks
ProsSharp and durable
Consa litte pricey
February 26, 2014
Love these hooks, I use the 3/0 hooks from the fishing piers. These hooks are very strong and super sharp.
February 26, 2014
Love these hooks, I use the 1/0 hooks from the fishing pier. These are strong hooks and very sharp.
February 26, 2014
Love these hooks I use the 5/0 from the fishing pier. Super sharp hooks and very strong.
January 21, 2014
these octopus hooks are extremley versitale from 3/0 for fluke to 10/0 for shark. They are sharp, strong, and a one of the most common hooks I use.
By Bucktail B.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Gamakatsu is the best
June 10, 2013
Stays sharper and doesn't rust like the other hooks.
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