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This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – how much power is needed when setting the hook?

Happy Friday AMFisHers!  This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about how much power is actually needed to set the hook on a fish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZtkrRy3zG9I

Over the years I have read many fishing magazines and watched many fishing shows, always crossed my mind as to why the fisherman were wrenching back on the rods so hard, after all it is just a fish we are setting the hook into.

Fished an amateur tournament a few years back with a pro and he tells me if I feel a fish to se the hook as hard as I can to the point that it was ok if I broke the rod.

Scratched my head over this which is why I decided shoot a video on this topic, you will clearly see what happens when you set the hook with lots of power, very clear as to what the end result could be.

Do we need to set the hook at times, obviously yes BUT do you need to use every ounce of power you have absolutely not.  There are times where fish will strike so well that they are hooked perfectly, a small short quick pull on the rod will secure that fish for you.  There are other times where fish hit lightly and yes here is where you need a little more power on the hook set but the key word here is little.

In the case of bigger fish like a musky who has a very hard structured mouth or a smallmouth who has a hard roof of the mouth to crush crayfish, you will need a stronger hook set to get through that tough mouth, but remember a massive power hook set may actually lose you more fish in the long run.

Hope you found this video helpful, be mindful of how you set the hook and you may just see yourself landing more fish!

The AMFisH guy…

www.amfish.ca

www.facebook.com/amfish14

Thought I would share a snap shot of the “new” AMFisH logo and my website homepage, very proud of this as it was a long time in the making and I hit my one year anniversary last weekend for videos, quite exciting even though I had lost my voice while away due to a cold and could not shoot the anniversary video I wanted, sucked big time but you learn to move on!

Looking forward to offering some “swag” to all you AMFisHers one day, as I was looking for a logo design that anyone could ware, kids, families, boys, girls, mom’s, dad’s, grandparents you name it a logo that would allow all us amateur fishing people to display our love for fishing!

The AMFisH guy…

www.amfish.ca

www.facebook.com/amfish14