Ask Frank DaignaultFrank Daignault is recognized as an authority on surf fishing for striped bass. He is the author of six books and hundreds of magazine articles. Frank is a member of the Outdoor Writers of America and lectures throughout the Northeast.
Circle hooks are all I use these days. No more gut hooked fish... less harm to a fish that is most likely to be released and I don't have to cut my line to tie on a new hook....less wasted time.
I like the way the hook seems to always end up catching on the same place on their upper lip.. less trouble than a deep hooked fish IMO.