86 Reviews
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95% Recommend this product (82 of 86 responses)
By Rob
Medford Lakes, NJ
New Jersey Circle Hooks
March 7, 2021
Great for live bait fishing from a boat in NJ
By Rob
Medford Lakes, NJ
New Jersey Circle Hooks
March 7, 2021
Perfect for live bait fishing in NJ under the new circle hook regs
By Alex
Great hooks for Porgy and Sea bass
February 14, 2021
Great hooks for Porgy and Sea bass
By Chris
Buford, GA
go to hook
October 15, 2020
my go to for strippers on lake lanier and live bluebacks
By Joel
Warner Robins, GA
Strong, sharp
October 10, 2020
Quality hooks, they're strong and sharp. Caught many a fish and many species with these. Pompano, permit, Whiting, sharks, rays, sheepshead and others.
ProsStrong, sharp
By Don A.
New Hampshire
inline circle hooks
June 3, 2020
great hooks , perfect for live lining mac's
By Dave
Carthage NY
Best Salmon Hooks
May 22, 2020
Sometimes hard to find, I use the gamakatsu-2084-octopus-circle-hooks-offset-point for salmon fishing on the Pulaski River in NY. Size 6 works the best. I highly recommend this brand hook for its durability. It was recommend to me by one of Pulaski’s top Salmon guides Denny B. Thank you again for your passion and insight on how to continuously catch large Salmon and Steelies on the Pulaski River. Denny B. has since left the area. He will be missed by all his friend and fellow fishermen! Good luck Denny on your next adventure!
By Lior
Philadelphia, PA
No need to set the hook
May 10, 2020
Just reel and it sets itself. Gamakatsu hooks are always sharp and reliable.
By Donald
wilder, VT
inline circle hooks
May 8, 2020
very sharp , use with inline knot
Prosgood value
By David
Dover, MA
As expected
March 3, 2020
I’ve been using their various hooks for year. One of the best on the market and these are no different.
By Brent
Alton il
February 17, 2020
These hooks are amazing! Very sharp and hook ups are 10/10 in my experience.
By Jeff
Liberty, MO
February 14, 2020
Used these for the last two years on trot lines with no issue. Hold up well and keep fish pinned.
By John M.
Saint Augustine, Fla.
Holy Smoke!!!
February 3, 2020
I'm on vacation in Florida, and for the first time I used the Gamakatsu circle hooks. Richard Gene, the fishing machine, showed me how to get fish using a circle hook. It's an amazing hook!! Careful they are extremely sharp.
ConsI should have purchased more (different sizes).
By Bowie
mclean, VA
Very sharp hooks
January 6, 2020
Good and very sharp hooks. I am not sure if they are as strong as Mustad hooks. I use both and have been happy with the Gamakatsu hooks.
ConsMore expensive than Mustad hooks
By Alex
Bergenfield, NJ
It is very good hooks very sharp.
October 19, 2019
I'm using those hooks for striper fishing using clams. Couch 1 stripers 32' . Hooks is very sharp and very durable. Recommended
By Alex
Bergenfield, NJ
It is very good hooks very sharp.
October 19, 2019
I'm using those hooks for striper fishing using clams. Couch 2 stripers 28' . Hooks is very sharp and very durable. Recommended
By Michael
Mattoon, IL
Great Sharp Strong Circle Hooks
September 2, 2019
8/0 Gamakatsu were perfect on my "larger" Lake Sturgeon rig. Very good quality.
By Michael
Morganville, NJ
excellent hooks
August 30, 2019
great size for bass, kings, seabass - super sharp and strong
Prosstrong , extremely sharp
By Ed
Mission, Texas
Never got this item
August 27, 2019
I never received this item
ConsI never received this item
By Mike
Cortland, OH
Sharp, consistent, and reasonably priced
August 5, 2019
Purchased these for carp, and although I haven't used them yet they are perfectly finished, sharp, and as advertised. I have no reason not to believe that they will meet my expectations.
By Tony
July 3, 2019
does the job its intended to do
By Pete
Southwest Florida Gulf
March 28, 2019
I use these 2/0 hooks for Snapper in the Gulf with good results. When you fish in the Gulf you never know what might bite, have landed 25+ inch Grouper with these lite hooks. These hooks are the sharpest I have found.
ProsSharp and strong!
ConsRed finish dosen't hold up.
By Jessie
Great hooks. 10/0's - 12/0's are a pain to find in non offset though.
January 17, 2019
One of my two brands I go to for my shark hooks. Really too bad that in NJ you can't use offset circles anymore to land sharks cause i have a ton of them laying around and they are not cheap, and work really great. These hooks are laser sharp when they come out of the package. Same goes for Eagle claw.
By John
Great hooks razor sharp
September 28, 2018
Get what you pay for!! These hooks are amazing!!!
ProsNo need to sharpen out of package like some other hooks!!razor sharp love them
By Anthony
Hoboken, New Jersey
Good hooks.
September 9, 2018
I like this brand.
By John
Perth, WA
Quality Snelling hooks
August 31, 2018
Fished 8/0 circles for the last 7-8 years shelled for strip baits for demersal fish. 2 hook snell is incredibly effective in 30m+ water.
ProsQuality, sharp and strong
Abilene, TX
Misleading description
July 31, 2018
I purchased these hooks only because Tackle Direct's description says "4X Strong" but they are too thin to be 4X strong.
By michael
north carolina
great hooks
May 13, 2018
We have used these 8/0 hooks for many years on santee drift rigs with great success with herring or shad for catfish
By Leon
Lutz, FL
Gamakastsu hooks
April 24, 2018
You get what you pay for with these hooks.
By Nuffsaid
Cincinnati, OH
Eezy Peezy!
January 8, 2018
Great hook for live or chunk bait. For a 2/0, it could be a little stouter. That's the reason for only 4 stars. Angled eye makes it easy to snell. Barbs are always very sharp. I use these primarily for catfish and carp in the local creeks, and only REALLY big (20+ lbs) have bent them. Circle hook feature has almost eliminated guthooking. My cheapskate friends like to swipe these out of my tackle bag!
By brian
franklin lakes, NJ
pefect bait holder rig
September 26, 2017
these are my favorite hooks for chunk baiting
By william f.
Converse Texas 78109
Hooks and Holds !!
August 23, 2017
Inline circle hooks are the only hooks that may be used to fish for reef fish in Texas State Waters.These Hooks are approved.Red Snapper Season opens back up after Labor Day in State Waters for the remainder of the year.I have been using these 3.0 hooks for Be-Liners (Vermilion) Snappers off shore....Limit on these is 10..Perfect Hook..Perfect size.Also caught several Strawberry Grouper. Hooked a 14 pound King last week.Took 25 minutes to land him ..hook held this big boy.
ProsMany sizes to fit your needs.Strong and extra strong.Great for catch and release.
By William
Best in the Market.
August 13, 2017
I use about every size of these circle hooks,both inline and offset.I am amazed at their sharpness and strength.Try a 3.0 size for Small Snappers,Vermilion and Lane.Texas requires inline circle for reef fish in State Waters..These hooks are approved.
ProsLight and super strong.Available in all sisis from Rain Bow trout to big Grouper.Same quality!! Cost more but never let you down,
By Mad d.
Middletown, NY
gamakatsu...are amazing
July 1, 2017
i'm going to use these for tile fishing trip in nj this summer. i tend to stick to gamakatsu's, owner and trokars. they all seem to be of top quality.
Prosquality. decent price.
Consnot the cheapest...but hey....you get some quality hooks...
By Scott
No reason to try other brands
May 5, 2017
I wish all my gear was as dependable as Gamakatsu hooks. Sharp, strong and never let me down.
By Pete B.
Sharp, sharp, sharp
March 1, 2017
Toothy critters in Gulf of Mexico have hard mouths, these babies hook them.
ProsVery sharp, off set makes them east to tie
Consred color comes off, wish it were better
By Craig
Grapevine, Texas
Hook Set Every Time
February 17, 2017
I purchased these , Gamakatsu 2084 Octopus Hooks. Never used circle hooks before but heard good things about them. Ended up first nite out fishing from my slip and caught the Grapevine Lake record 7 lb. Channel Cat, also a 14 1/2 inch crappie, two nites later caught a 8 lb. Blue Cat, Hooks worked like a champ. Gamakatsu circle from now on.
ProsNo hook set needed Sharp points Strong
ConsNone I have found
By leon
brooklyn, ny
very sharp
January 3, 2017
perfect for northern kingfish
By Nev
Northborough, Massachusetts
December 24, 2016
Go to circle hooks
By Arthur
My favority
November 20, 2016
Can't beat gamakatsu octopus circles. They come sharp out of the pack and stay sharp. I 8/0s for chunk catfish and drum rigs.
By Kamran
Boynton beach, Florida
Awesome hooks
October 8, 2016
Great hooks that are super strong and super sharp. Everything you expect from gamakatsu
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
August 6, 2016
This is the only hook I use when throwing bait now. No more gut hooked fish.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Chunking hooks
August 4, 2016
Perfect for live or cut bait. super sharp and strong. Gamakatsu is an awesome manufacturer.
By Mark
Forked River NJ
Buy in bulk
July 28, 2016
Razor sharp hooks. Cheaper when buying in 25 pack.
By Joseph
Arlington, Virginia
Great hook for catch and release
June 20, 2016
I can rely on these Gamakatsu Circle Hooks to minimize gut hooked fish, so the fish can live to see another day! The fish will get hook on the lip most of the time. With a fish finder rig, I just reel the line in to lip-hook my catch.
ProsStays Sharp, Durable, can use time after time
By Michael
VERY STRONG hooks and sharp!
June 19, 2016
The only thing is the hooks are not as shown in the pic, where the eyelet is not off set, it is straight in line with the shaft. This takes away a minor amount on the model of 'offset' where the hook pulls. I was disappointed in that I expected one thing and got another.
ProsAs always, the Gamakatsu delivers one of the finest hooks on the market.
ConsHook is not as shown in picture.
By tony p.
LoneOak tx
May 27, 2016
These hooks are great. They are very sharp.
By Victor
ume√¬•, v√¬§sterbotten,sweden
Circle hook
May 19, 2016
These are great hooks when fishing for a wide variety species and the hooks is allways right in the corner of the mouth! Might bend on big hard fighting fish so be carefull
By Victor
ume√¬•, v√¬§sterbotten,sweden
Gamakatsu octapus
May 19, 2016
Great overall hook, i use it for a lot of things chunking and live baiting being 2 of them!
By Mussarat
Karachi, Pakistan
Gamakatsu circle hooks
April 14, 2016
By far the best hooks i have ever used, very sharp and strong, no need for a strike as the hook sets itself. Use the 4/0 for catfish and inshore species, and smaller sizes 8-2 for freshwater. These hooks also work very well in freshwater bait fishing applications.
ProsSuper Sharp, guaranteed hooksets
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
Awesome circle hook
January 12, 2016
I like using this hook for bottom fishing or snook fishing when a lot of drag is used because of the thick wire hook
By charles
Los Angeles, California
real sharp
August 27, 2015
I had different sizes of this product in circle hooks and had not loose a fish of the hook.
By Aquanut2
E Moriches, NY
Works Well for Live Bait
August 20, 2015
I use these for live bait with snappers seem to work better than the live bait hooks because of the circle they don't wiggle off as easily
ProsSharp holds a point
By Db
new york, NY
circle hook
August 4, 2015
Retty sharp and strong inline hook best for dead stick
By Brendon
parkwood, QLD
Gamakatsu Circle Hooks
July 29, 2015
A gentle lean on the fish is enough to set the hooks, usually in the corner of the mouth. These are the best hooks I have used for bait fishing.
ProsVery sharp and high hook-up rate when compared with non circle or non Gamakatsu hooks.
ConsIf you strike to hard you can pull the hooks
By Db
new york, NY
owner circle hook
June 4, 2015
owner inline circle hook, others cannot beat it.. very strong steel with some magical anti corrosion coating on it and chemically sharpen the tip.. great for dead sticking with bunker chunk or clams
By glen
great hooks
March 17, 2015
Best hooks
By Steve
Middletown, DE
Only bait hook to use
March 10, 2015
I use these hooks exclusively for bait fishing in the surf, freshwater, and for spring spawning stripers. The 4/0 is ideal for bloodworms, and the 5/0-8/0 is great for bunker chunks. I have caught 80lb rays and 5 ft sharks on these hooks and I've never had a bend or break. You won't be disappointed with these hooks. Just remember, don't set the hook! Let the fish do the work and keep pressure on the fish at all times!
ProsStrong Wide gap for bigger baits Performs as stated Great Hooksets
ConsMay rust if not stored properly or rinsed
By Db
February 2, 2015
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
very good circle hook
February 2, 2015
This circle hook has a large gap and if you want to snell a circle hook this is the best one.
By Leon
Tonsupa, Ecuador
Octopus Circle Hooks
January 13, 2015
Great hooks!
By Tom
United States
Super Sharp
January 1, 2015
I use 8's for strippers and these hooks do what they are suppose to . HOOK THEM IN THE JAW.
By vasile
san diego, CA
gamakatsu circle hooks
December 25, 2014
excellent quality
Prosperfect for C&R
By Tarek
Dubai, Dubai
no more gut hookups
December 17, 2014
starting to enjoy circle hooks more and more
By Tarek
Dubai, Dubai
as advertised
December 17, 2014
works great
By Tony
Pasadena, MD
Great Hook
October 19, 2014
Great hook and these are the only ones I use in saltwater during trophy season when Circle hooks are required to reduce deep hooking in the fish. These are tournament approved as well.
By Dustin
holds on tight
October 5, 2014
I got these because I was losing a lot of fish with the hooks I had. As soon as I switched to these I started bringing more fish aboard the boat. I got these for Fluke but I will be using for a most applications in the future.
By Mike
Harwich, MA
Laser sharp, solid hookset
October 5, 2014
These super sharp circle hooks provide reliable, solid hookups in the corner of the mouth.
By Kristi
California, MD
Best Bluefish Hooks
September 25, 2014
I use these in 4/0 and they work great for blues and stripers!
By Alex
British columbia Canada
good material
September 23, 2014
good quality hook, didn't bend fishing 40 lb salmon
By Marcus
Hilton Head, South Carolina
These are money
May 7, 2014
These hooks have been so awesome. I use them for bottom fishing for shark and cobia. Also will use them inshore, live baiting for sharks and reds under a popping cork. Never cease to amaze me the times I get a perfect hookup right in the corner of the mouth. Highly recommended! STRONG!
Conssome rust from saltwater if you dont spray down your rods and hooks
By Jason
Morganton, NC
Strong hooks
February 26, 2014
Love these hooks, I use the 8/0 hooks to catch huge catfish at my local lake. These hooks are very strong and super sharp. No more gut hooks.
ProsStrong Sharp No gut hooks
By Chris
New Matamoras, OH
January 24, 2014
I must say there are many hooks out there that claim to be sharp but this is by far the nasty sharp a big game fisherman needs on the end of his line.. Confidence for sure...!
ProsNever gut hooked yet with one.
By Shiva
Cunupia, Cunupia
Sharp and Strong
December 26, 2013
Hooks are very sharp and strong, works great and would definitely purchase again!
By Capt A.
Green Harbor, Mass.
Gamakatsu Circle Octopus hooks
October 22, 2013
This is all that we use on my boat for cod, stripers, and pollock. I've landed many big blue sharks on them and they have never failed me. I tie my own cod teasers on them over the winter.. I like using the red hooks, as the added color goes well with my pink teasers (shrimp pattern). 7/0 for cod is perfect.
By Jason
Fairfield, NSW
June 26, 2013
Much beta den offset
By Al
Typical hooks
May 25, 2013
Just your average hook! Gamakatsu quality!
By Jonathan
Washington, NJ
Great Circle for Live Lining Bunker
May 21, 2013
I use the Gamakatsu circles for live lining bunker when fishing for striped bass. Let the bass take the bait, run with it for a 5 count and then set your drag to strike. Almost always get a good hookset with no worries about gut hooking the bass. Would recommend the Gamakatsus for any application where you are using a circle hook.
By Jeff
Cincinnati, Ohio
In the Jaw
March 31, 2013
Just came off a fishing trip on the banks, we caught over 40 fish of various species... No missed bites, no gut hook, or fouls hooks. No need to say more.
ProsSets perfect in the Jaw every time
By Mark
Demorest, Ga
Sharp and strong
February 8, 2013
Have caught several large species, always performed well
ProsCan always trust in hook
Great quality
February 8, 2013
Have caught several large species, always performed well
ProsSuper sharp, great hookup
By Nabil
Beirut, Lebanon
Gamakatsu 2214 Octopus Hooks, Circle, Inline Point, Ns Black
February 3, 2013
This is the ideal item for all butterfly jigs You must have it
By Nabil
Beirut, Lebanon
Gamakatsu 2213 Octopus Hooks, Circle, Inline Point, Red
February 3, 2013
I used these hooks with octopus skirt for jigging, with good result You must try it,
By Nabil
Beirut, Lebanon
Gamakatsu 2048 Octopus Hooks, Circle, Offset Point, Ns Black
February 3, 2013
I've been fishing for 40 years, and this is the sharpest hooks that i've ever used Excellent material
By Jim
Howe, Texas
Excellent Hooks
October 13, 2012
These hooks are ideal for fishing with bait and the rod in a holder. The circle design lets the fish hook itself so no yanking required to set the hook. The inline bend will minimize gut hooked fish. The upturned eye works best with a snelled line attachment and I believe this improves hook-up percentage. The wide gap makes baiting the hook a bit easier than other inline circle hook designs.
ProsSharp right from the package, great design, good corrosion resistance
ConsPricey, but you usually get what you pay for
By adam
high quality
September 5, 2012
highest quality possible

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