Actually started using small circle hooks for the kids to catch shakers. Pile worm threaded works great and every fish gets hooked in the lip. Causes some tense moments when you hook a decent fish on a light wire #4 hook, but thatís what a drag is for.

Iíve also taken to making sardine balls (cut sardines wrapped in spawn netting). Put the hook through the edge of the netting and let it hang behind the hook. This avoids clogging the gap. Havenít caught a lot of bigger fish that way but lots of smaller fish. Not sure if itís coincidence or a real difference. Still tinkering with it.