Owner Mutu Circle Hooks are made using a 2X strong shank. They are rated for use up to 50lb test line. The lighter shank also allows live bait to swim a little more freely.
Looking for that extra edge, these Bullet Weights Tungsten Drop Shot Weights will do the trick. They give you greater sensitivity and get snagged less than lead weights.
Gamakatsu Nautilus with Ring Hooks