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fishon68

How do you hook your minnows

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When bobber fishing, parrallel to the dorsal fin, hook point forward. I do like to crowd the hook more twards the tail than the head, and just barely threw the skin to let the minnow fight more.

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depends what your using? plain hook I like to go thru the back. jig i like to hook thru the lips to the top of the head

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Jig or Lindy - through the lips, out the head. Bobber fishing (or vertical jigging with a bare hook) - right under the dorsel fin and sometimes even the tail. I tend to be pretty conservative when I hook them (not so much with a jig) so as not to kill them right away. I would rather have a lively minnow (when your presentation calls for it) and have it come off than a dead one that looks.. well.. ah.. dead. This is just one man's opinion. Paul

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in current through the lips, slack water through the dorsal. If im trolling a larger bait like 5-7" I like to floss rig through teh nostrils, or a circle hook through the lips

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