Fishing Tip of the Week: Are you confounded by hook sizes? Have you everasked an angler what size hook is on the line but didn’t know how to decipherthe answer? It’s easy. The size of the hook gets larger as the number of thehook gets smaller. For example, if you’re fishing for bluegill, you might use asize 10 or 12 hook. For bass, size 6 might be your preference. Sizes go up to 1and get bigger with sizes 1/0, 2/0 and so on.