Rich- Owner makes an awesome hook for your jigs
dont have the #, but it's 7/o, @BPS. you'll know it
when you see it. dont worry about cord size: hook,
worry about hook: lure. any jig over 5" long x 3/4 wide,
use the above hook, and size down from ther. the idea here is to find a stout hook that wont foul around the body of your jig, but still big enough to
hold big fish. heavy wire, no circle hooks, big barb.
Gamakatsu makes some w/ the Barb on the outside, and they're omigod sharp
read a thread somwhere that the majority of hookups occur from the outside of the fish, into it, instead of the typical mouth-out, thus wanting the barbs on the outside. worked on me, I bought 6 bags of hooks that day....
Oh ya, Charkbait has River2Sea assist hooks 5 per bag for 4 bucks
4/o thru 8/o. point & click is easier than making assist rigs