went catfishin this weekend used circle hooks for the first time with chicken liver ...wow my hook up rate increased dramatically and the quick release was awesome . It takes a while to get used to but if you havent used circle hooks to catch catfish yet your missing out . We were at big thompson ponds and between the two of us we landed 25 or so nothing real big biggest was probably 21 inches . A bunch of fun good bye to my trebles !!!!!!!!im betting my hookup rate is up 50% With trebles i would lose so many cats trying to set the hook . as soon as those wiskerfish feel tension they put your bait down ....with the circle hooks all you have to do is give them a second and start reeling in . Most of the fish were hooked right in the corner of there mouth ....great day and a great dinner ......