John Crews’ top 5 hooks for bass fishing

Hailing from Salem, Virg., veteran Bassmaster Elite Series pro John Crews has two blue trophies to his name. Matching items from his Missile Baits line with the right hooks has been a key element of his success.
For his punching work, Crews pairs his Missile Baits D-Bomb with a Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Worm Hook.
A stout hook with a welded eye and a light wire keeper is ideal for punching.
When he’s flipping lighter cover, Crews pairs his Missile Baits D-Stroyer with a Gamakatsu Offset Worm Hook.
This hook’s Z-Bend holds baits securely, while the offset point helps ensure solid hookups.
Finesse rigs are an essential part of Crews’ arsenal and his choice for wacky and Neko rigging is the Gamakatsu TGW Octopus hook.
Crews uses one of his newer creations, the Missile Baits Magic Worm for his wacky rig.
For a lighter Texas-rigged presentation, Crews rigs his full size Missile Baits Magic Worm on Gamakatsu G-Finesse Worm Light Wire hook.
A light tin keeper holds the bait securely for consistent presentations.
The Gamakatsu G-Finesse Worm Light hook features a Nano Smooth coating, which facilitates efficient penetration.
When it comes to topwaters, crankbaits and any hard baits, Crews trusts the holding power of Gamakatsu Round Bend trebles.
Crews keeps a pair of SPRO Split Ring pliers handy for quick hook changes.
Checking his hooks often, Crews replaces any that don’t meet is exacting standards.
In any given tournament, Crews may find himself employing multiple techniques. For all, he knows that using the right hook is a difference maker.
Carrying an ample supply of Gamakatsu hooks keeps Bassmaster Elite John Crews ready for that next big bite.