Does anyone on board here use them? Pros and cons would be appreciated. I would only want use a single trailer hook, not a treble.
If you use them, which lures do you use them on?
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:06 AM
The con was a definite concern of mine. Is it a regular occurrence? If so, I'll pass.
Pro-you will catch fish on the back hook that you would have missed
Con- back hook could be buried in the back of the fishes mouth / throat
Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:24 AM
No, it really doesn't happen often but it is a concern. I go back and forth. My biggest PA LM bass #1 and #3 all came on a spinnerbait, one of those fish was only landed due to a trailer hook.
Another area where they are in use and I won't fish without one is deep water fluking in the ocean. They go in the box anyway, doesn't matter if the hook is deep.
Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:58 PM
after pondering an old report from dano made years prior, I started fishing trailers last year and became a believer real fast. I've even started using them on big jigs with great results hooking medium-smaller size fish while still feeling like I'm fishing for trophies. If you use smallish trailers they can nab a fish without as much issue with throat/gill attachment. I would not fish without them unless I had to. I will say that I have struggled to find a good brand of hook specifically for trailers. Many of the newer "good" hooks are forged and brittle for pinching the eye shut. I've been using rubber beads instead. Its not a bad solution, but. If anyone has recommendations, let me know
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