Very nice Howard, first 80cm GT I’ve seen in the seaway, I wonder how much bigger they will get. I bet he fought hard too.
As for the hooks on poppers, I’ve been trialling a number of different hook options including single hooks, dual single hooks and oversized trebles. I’ve been testing them not only on the GT’s but the smaller bigeyes as well. Still a bit too early to make a definite judgement but so far, single hooks have a poor hookup rate but good retention rate, dual singles are better than singles and have a excellent retention rate but oversized trebles so far have the best hookup rate and only a slightly worse retention rate. Singles and dual singles tend to get hooked in the side of the mouth rather than down deep like trebles. Probably the best mix will be dual singles on the rear hook and an oversized treble on the middle hook.