Replacing hooks is the way I always do it. Not even that. You can re-blance your baits differently with different size and brand hooks. Mixing and matching can make a big difference. as well as species of fish you are targeting.
I had some really bad days last year for hook sets. Like zero for seven solid bites Maybe I should go back to mono instead of braid or get a softer rod? My hooks were new gamakatsus so I dont think that was it.
I really gotta look into sharpening my hooks this week, but I've never done it before. I've always just slapped a new hook on, but with these tough times money-wise, I gotta change my ways. How do you guys do it, and what do you use?