Author: Iconic Fishing
Wondering What Gear You Need To Catch A Goliath?
"This Goliath was pulling drag, and shortly after broke off, or at least that's what we thought"
We took this video a few months ago, but I still can't get over what this Goliath did to this hook. We had our Makaira 50w spooled with Bullbuster 500lb Mono (to prevent breaking off on the wreck). For those who don't know, this reel is rated @ 85lbs of drag, and we had the drag preset maxed out.
(Check Out This Article On Fishing With Extreme Drag)
This Goliath was pulling drag, and shortly after broke off, or at least that's what we thought. When we reeled the line back up, we quickly realized we where hooked up to a monster and it completely straighten our hook.
Watch The Video!
Check out this video to see how quick all this happened. It's hard to believe how strong these fish are, but here's the proof!
Ever Wondered What Hook You Need For A Goliath?
To prevent this from happening again, we have switched to Owner 18/0 Circle Hooks. These hooks are extremely strong and work perfect for this application. We have come to believe that wide gaped circle hooks tend to have less strength and allow the fish to get better leverage to straighten the hook.
We hoped you enjoyed this article on the Bullbuster community posted by #BullbusterAmbassador Iconic Fishing Team. Get a hold of our brand direct fishing lines to make a commitment to spend more time fishing.