from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hook, made by bending a piece of wire, used for joining small round belts, as on a sewing-machine.
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For saltwater stripers, I live-lined big herring baits on circle hooks in the surf and, again, managed to gut-hook about half of the big bass that took a bait.
For freshwater bass, I tried larger circle hooks with minnows and didn't gut-hook a single fish.
I own a serrated buck zipper knife with gut-hook on it.
You'll gut-hook fewer trout this way and can more easily release unharmed those fish you don't want to keep.
As the students gathered around, Mr. Landers produced a hunting knife and explained its gut-hook feature, which promised to open the deer "like a zipper."