Fishing Tips

How to Add Trailer Hooks to Spinnerbaits

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How often do you miss bass on spinnerbaits? Fished with a single hook, the miss rate can approach 50% in a lot of circumstances. Most professional bass anglers use a trailer hook to remedy short strikes when using safety pin style lures (spinnerbaits and buzzbaits). Short strikes or hits from awkward angles are usually converted into hookups. But not all trailer rigging allows the trailer to move freely, a key component to an effective trailer hook system. Elite Series pro Mark Menendez shares his nifty system for securely rigging free-swinging trailer hooks to spinnerbaits.