Best Texas Rig Hooks
There are multiple styles of hooks that will work with a texas rig. Some popular options are straight shank hooks, offset hooks, and wide gap hooks.
Best Finesse Texas Rig Hooks:
- Straight Shank – Trokar Light Wire
- Wide Gap – Gamakatsu Offset EWG
- Offset – Owner Offset Shank Worm Hook
Best Heavy Cover Texas Rig Hooks:
Types of Texas Rig Hooks
- Straight Shank
- Wide Gap
One of the main differences between these hooks is the angle the hook point sticks out.
Straight Shank Hooks
A straight shank hook comes out at a 30 degree angle when texas rigged. This has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
- High hookup ratio
- Tears soft plastic baits easily
- Gets hung up more often
Wide Gap Hooks
Wide gap and offset hooks will allow the bait to sit more flat against the hook point. I personally like to use wide gap (EXG) style hooks most of the time. The reason I tend to use EWG hooks the most is soft plastics tend to last longer on them. This has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
- Lower hookup ratio
- Soft plastic baits last longer
- More weedless
Texas Rig Hook Size Chart
|Worms under 6″||2/0|
|Lizards and 6″ Worms||3/0|
|7″ – 8″ Worms||4/0|
|Beaver and Craw Baits||4/0|
|10″ or Larger Worms||5/0|
|Creature and Flipping Baits||5/0|