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Circle hooks are designed to find their way into the corner of a fishes mouth, despite its odd-shaped point. However, the angler should gradually tighten their line, instead of jerking hard, once a fish bites. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Dock Talk: Hook, line, no sinker are keys to success

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"Set the hook!" Most anglers can recall someone emphatically shouting these words as a bite from one species or another bounces, shakes or bends a rod tip.


Personally I like to set the hook hard, as if I'm swinging a baseball bat in reverse. Yet not everyone yanks the fishing rod with the same fervor.

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