With two super sharp treble hooks, this bait is ready to go out of the box. The hooks have a longer shank, helping them cover the most ground possible and eliminating the need for a third treble. Typically I found the fish would get stuck by one of the hooks on the initial strike and inevitably the second hook would penetrate it as well on the fight as the bass rolled around and the very flexible lure rolled with the fish. I didn’t lose a lot of fish on this lure like I do at times with other, more rigid baits. The bass can’t seem to gain leverage because the bait does have so much flex.