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When is the best time to try to set the hook (also what types)?

I've heard a few different theories on when you should try to set the hook. What has proven to you to work the best?

Do you try to set it at the very slightest ripple or movement of the bobber? Do you wait to let them take the bait for a little longer and maybe take the bobber all the way under? Somewhere in between? What about with different lure types?

I guess while we're here too...what size and types of hooks are you using and having the most success (talking with live bait here...mostly waxies and worms)? Success meaning most bites, most hook sets, best at keeping bait from getting stolen, and least swallowed...maybe other things I'm not thinking of? Red, gold, dark? Tiny size 10-12 ice fishing tear drop type jigs for bright attractor or glow? Plain old size 6-8 baitholder or tru-turn hooks?

Thanks guys!

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I like #6 gold tru-turns with crickets, small enough to suck in, but big enough to keep from constantly swallowing. Most of the time I tight line, so I use hi vis line, and watch for the line tick and set da hook.

Here is a pic of the hook I like to use with worms when going for BGs

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