BISMARCK, N.D. - The sharper the better. It's a true statement when talking about knifes, but Johnnie Candle is a professional fisherman.
In this week's Pro's Pointer he's talking about basic, yet critical part of catching a fish. And yes, the sharper the better.
Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion & N.D. Fishing Hall of Fame, "one of the more important aspects of catching a fish and one of the most overlooked elements of catching a fish has to be the fish hook and we all know that sharper hooks will drastically increase your catch rate but how do we know if a hook is sharp enough? I simply drag it across my thumb nail to see if it sticks. If the hook doesn't stick just a couple of swipes down my favorite hook file it usually all it takes and you can see that this is sharp enough now that it sticks to my thumb nail. Eventually a fish hook will become so damaged that it can not be properly sharpened . In that case just throw it away and tie on a new hook. After all when you look at the price of a fishing trip, a fish hook is probably the cheapest part. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer."
Next Week, Johnnie shows us how an item not necessarily associated with fishing can help you become a more efficient angler.