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Zoneloc Hooks: Choosing the right wide gap hook for fishing soft plastics

Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media
Published April 25, 2017

Calling all soft plastics bass busters!!! Zoneloc has something you need to check out. Sure, Zoneloc is known for its patented bend on its hooks that increases fish retention by locking the fish in so there is no escape, but with the advent of the Zoneloc Wide Gap Worm and Magnum Wide Gap Worm Hooks, bass anglers can not only rejoice in having the finest fishing hook on the market, but also being able to rig their soft plastics so much easier due to the Zoneloc bend.

This nifty hook design allows for the easy Tex-pose rigging of any soft plastic allowing for easier hooksets. Once that Zoneloc hook has penetrated its quarry, it's staying put.
What do the Zoneloc pros have to say about their favorite Wide Gap Worm Hooks? Plenty!
Check it out:

Alton Jones Jr.

"Be sure to use the right hook for the right cover. When fishing in more open water, I prefer the Zoneloc Wide Gap Worm Hook. But when heavy cover and heavy line is in the equation, I chose to rig up the Magnum version to handle the toughest situations."

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Jay Yelas

"The Wide Gap Worm Hooks are the models I use most often in bass fishing. I use them for all sorts of plastics: Senko, worms, creature baits, Tubes, craws, D Shad, you name it- and the Magnum in heavy cover for a pitch/flip presentation.
"I love the way they are so versatile, but also that they so are efficient. I skin hook the tip of the hook (Tex-pose) after running through the body of the bait. It remains extremely weedless, and fish retention is nearly 100% "There are several wide gap hooks on the market, but what is unique about the Zoneloc is that there is no escape due to the deep bend that keeps fish away from the barb."

Alton Jones
Alton Jones

"I really like the Zoneloc Wide Gap Magnum Worm Hook. It is a great heavy cover hook. I recently used them fishing with soft plastics and 50-pound braid in some heavy cover. I had a Top 10 finish thanks in part to that hook.
"The key to rigging them properly is to make sure the eye of the hook is covered up by the plastic, and instead of using a traditional Texas rig you skin hook it or Tex-pose to maximize hook-ups. With Zoneloc Wide Gap Worm hooks, a bite pretty much equals a bass."

Check out the lineup of Zoneloc Wide Gap Worm and Wide Gap Magnum Worm Hooks along with the rest of the Zoneloc family at

About Zoneloc:

Zoneloc is a highly innovative multi-patented hook design that is a true break through when it comes to hook-up ratio and fish retention. There are three new main features that support this breakthrough. First, the fish dump into the main bend quicker. Second, the fish are protected from the barb. Finally, Zoneloc's offset main bend has been made to keep fish in the "sweet spot" like never before.

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Zoneloc is sending sample packages of the all new innovative Zoneloc hooks to outdoor writers. Please send your request accompanied by a short introduction to:

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