Hooks

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bass fishing lure treble hooks

Rapala added a nice set of VMC treble hooks to this bait, with the back hook being feathered. I really like having a feathered hook on the back end of almost any topwater. It mimics the tail of a baitfish and masks the back hook well. This is important since that’s the first thing a trailing bass would see.

The hooks have a round bend, which helps increase the hookup ratio on a bait like this versus some hooks out there that have a point that kind of bends in. Those type of hooks work great on a bait that a fish can get all the way in its mouth, like a lipless crankbait or a squarebill. But for a topwater bass fishing lure, the round bend increases your chances of hooking up with a fish that’s swiping at the bait and not eating the whole thing.