First Look at Zoneloc Magnum Worm Hooks for Bass Fishing

Jason Sealock

October 12th 2016

A quick look at some of the newest bass fishing hooks on the market.

I’ve had a chance to play with a new line of hooks from a new company called Zoneloc Hooks. The Zoneloc name refers to the special characteristic offset curve in the outside of the main bend in the hook to keep fish in the “holding zone” on the hook so they can’t work back up towards the point and gain leverage on an angler, or tear loose on the backside of a standard barb.

I’ve been fishing the Zoneloc Wide Gap Magnum Worm Hook in 4/0, 5/0 and 6/0 sizes in a variety of applications including casting Texas rigged worms, flipping Texas-rigged beavers and creatures and twitching soft jerkbaits around shallow cover.

The hooks feature chemically sharpened points on extra-strong steel for surgical sharpness with extreme holding power in heavy cover. The hook points have held up really well. They were not quick to rollover while fishing around hard cover. I even hooked and landed many bass on the same hook over the course of several trips.