On a recent trip to Orlando, where Damion Fryer would spend a considerable amount of time targeting largemouth bass, he was presented with a variety of hooks from a company called Trapper Tackle. 

Trapper Tackle won best new product twice.

Damion holding up a Bass

Damion Fryer proving they work.

Trapper Tackle is a relatively new company based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They have won best New Product Showcase twice on the run at iCAST, the world’s largest sports fishing trade show, held at the Orlando Convention Centre. Having seen Trapper Hooks several times on various social media sites, he was keen to give them a go.


What sets Trapper Hooks apart from all other hooks is the patented Trapper box section on the hook, which is located where the traditional bend should be.



Trapper hooks give you superior bait presentation.

A picture of a soft Lure

A Lure loaded with a Trapper hook.

The Trapper box hook doesn’t have the pivot point that a traditional hook has, meaning that once you have set the hook, the square box stops the hook from rotating in the fish’s mouth, which makes it very difficult for the fish to escape. Not only does this hook give you superb hook holds, the design also means that your soft plastic lure is also locked into place better, giving you superior bait presentation. Soft plastic lures also have a longer lifespan with the Trapper Hook, as once the baits start to tear, the box section will stop the lure from sliding around the bend, meaning your weedless presentation is maintained.

The hooks are also equally at home when using some form of live bait as once the bait is mounted, the square box section will hold the bait in place better, stopping it from sliding around the bend.

There are several hooks in the range.

Different types of hooks.

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All the hooks are all made from a hi-carbon steel and have an extremely sharp hook point, making hook penetration easier. There are several hooks in the range including drop-shot/live-bait/finesse hooks, 30 degree jig hooks and offset wide gap hooks in Standard, X Heavy, and XXX Heavy gauge. Trapper Tackle has now just released a range of treble hooks which are also available in a range of sizes.

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Kelsey · October 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Is it more difficult to catch fish with this particular hook? I know you said it gives you better bait presentation, but does it allow a better snag on the fishes mouth than other hooks? I have to know. I am debating on buying these new hooks for my husband.

    Stuart Bowler · October 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Hi Kelsey, due to the unique design of the Trapper hook,it actually improves the hook up ratio.

      Damion Fryer · October 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Yeah, once the hook is set, the box section locks the hook in place, even sometimes rotating and double hooking the fish. I’ve some pictures demonstrating the hook hold.

Josh Ellery · October 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

My dad is a big fan of fishing and I think he would love this website if I showed him. If they won a reward, I;m sure that proves that are worthy of using and that they work. The fact they are sharp seems to make a big difference to. Do you have a link of images for this particular product so I can see pricing etc?

    Stuart Bowler · October 27, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Josh, I shall add the link tomorrow night mate.

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