Without hooks, competitive bass fishing, as we know it, would cease to exist. The hook is one of the most important pieces of equipment bass anglers will ever use in order to be successful. The fishing industry has skyrocketed in recent years and there are countless brands and designs coming out every year, claiming that they are the best. I have tried all the major brands and there’s only one that I trust, Eagle Claw’s line of Lazer Trokar.
When I began competing in bass tournaments as a freshman in high school, it was overwhelming how many shapes, sizes, and brands of hooks there were. I used a number of brands with success and found a couple that I liked in particular. As I gained experience and became more competitive, big fish would come off right at the boat or not get stuck on the hook-set, as they should. At the time, I thought I was doing something wrong or that those big fish were just bound to come off due to their size and power. After doing some research, I learned that the older bass get, the harder and more solidified their jaws become. In order to catch those big bass, the hook needs to be driven deep through that hard bone.
Once Eagle Claw came out with their lineup of Lazer Troker hooks, it was very apparent right out of the package that they were much sharper than anything I had ever seen. These hooks are surgically sharpened with the same technology used to sharpen utensils used in today’s medical practices. If this method is good enough for precise cutting of human flesh, you can bet it’s sharp enough to drive a hook through a fish!
Today, as a member of the Kansas State University fishing team, I throw Trokar hooks exclusively, every time I hit the water. Pitching has become one of my favorite techniques in the Missouri lakes I call home. I’ll Texas rig just about anything on a 5/0 EWG (see this product here) and go to work. This technique is so versatile and I have found a lot of success with it. If you’re getting frustrated or share similar experiences with me, give them a try. Increase your hook-set to catch ratio and fish to win with Lazer Trokar! You won’t regret it.