Best Hooks for Surf Fishing [2021]

Best Hooks for Surf Fishing in 2021

The best hooks for surf fishing will depend on what species fish you are fishing for but generally the best hooks are from the large name brands like Eagle Claw and Mustad. These big companies have been making fishing hooks for 100 years. They know what they are doing.

I’ve used Mustad and Eagle Claw hooks for over 30 years and they never disappoint. They are sharp and tough and bring in the big ones.

Here are some good hooks for surf fishing

  • Eagle Claw 9222 Striped Bass Circle Sea Snell sizes 1/0 – 7/0
  • Eagle Claw 9211 Striped Bass Octopus Snell sizes 1/0 – 7/0
  • Lazer Sharp 9212 Striped Bass Baitholder Snell sizes 1/0 – 7/0
  • Lazer Sharp 9340 – 9380  O’Shaughnessy Snell sizes 6/0 – 7/0
  • Mustad O’Shaughnessy Hook sizes 1/0 – 7/0
  • Mustad Kaiju Inline Hook sizes 1/0 – 7/0
  • Mustad Big Gun Hooks sizes 1/0 – 7/0

Eagle Claw Fishing Hooks

Eagle Claw has been around since 1925 and used to be called The Wright & McGill Co. They still make some of the best fish hooks available in Denver, Colorado the original location. Eagle Claw is the last fishing hook to be manufactured in the USA. All others are imported. Eagle Claw hooks have stood the test of time and are still on top.

Eagle Claw hooks are named so because the founder noticed how an eagle caught fish easily and held on to them with it’s curved talons or claws. He decided to make fish hooks after the eagle’s talons.

Eagle Claw offers many different style hooks form circle hooks to Aberdeen hooks to baitholder hooks and weedless hooks. There is a hook for every type of fishing from small trout to 1000 lb bluefin tuna.

For surf casting/fishing try the O’Shaughnessy Hooks, Circle Hooks, Octopus Hooks and the Plain Shank Hooks. These are all very tough and will hook and bring in bluefish, stripers, seatrout, flounder and drum fish. Try hook sizes of 4/0 to 6/0 for surf fishing.

Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Fishing Hooks

Lazer Sharp hooks were introduced in 1985 by Eagle Claw. These hooks are known for being ultra sharp, smooth and strong. These are premium hooks and will never disappoint you.

Mustad Fishing Hooks

Mustad is a huge world leader in fishing tackle and 25% of all fishing hooks are Mustad brand. Mustad was founded in 1832 outside of the Norwegian town of Gjovik. Dedication to quality has brought Mustad to the top. Mustad is the largest fishing hook manufacturer in the world.

Mustad marches towards environment friendly production and products. They are using recycled paper for packaging instead of plastics. Mustad sinkers are now Tungsten instead of lead.

The best Mustad hook designs for surf fishing are the Circle Hooks, O’Shaughnessy Hooks, Octopus Hooks, Kaiju Inline Hooks and Dropshot Wide Gap Hooks. Pick a size 3/0 to 6/0 depending on the fish sought after.

Sougayilang Fishing Hooks

Gomakatsu Fishing Hooks

Gamakatsu started manufacturing fishing hooks in 1955 in Japan. They were the smallest fishing hook manufacturer and made the hooks by hand. In 1974 they implemented fully automatic hook making machinery. The rest is history and now they are a top fishing hook manufacturer world wide.

For surf fishing try the O’Shaughnessy Nickel 4/0 to 7/0 size hooks. The Octopus Circle Straight Eye Inline Point hooks are great also. These are both top notch hooks for surf fishing for seabass, striped bass, flounder, red drum, bluefish and black bass.

Shaddock Fishing Hooks

Shaddock Fishing offers fishing hooks and fishing tackle from spinning reels to rod and reel combos to baits and line and leaders. Shaddock fishing hooks are high carbon and super tough. They offer the typical hook designs that perform the best like Circle Hooks and O’Shaughnessy hooks. These are high quality and reasonably priced.

A really good choice for surf fishing is the Octopus Barbed High Carbon Steel fishing hook #8229.

Mustad Fish Hooks – How It’s Made Video

Ever wonder how fish hooks are made?

…it’s quite an interesting process.

Mustad is one of the most well know fish hooks and parent of the Circle Hook design. Watch Mustad fish hooks go from steel wire to hardened and tested fish hooks ready for a 400 lb Hammerhead Shark. One is actually caught in the video. Mustad fish hooks are still made in the America.