View Full Version : Top water hook removal

06-12-2007, 11:39 AM
This maybe a dumb question, but why do you remove the second set of treble hooks on a top water lure like a spook?

06-12-2007, 01:16 PM
Are you talking about the middle set. You don't need them. It just gets in the way and hangs up on the other two hooks.

06-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Lots of fishermen remove the center of a 3 treb lure.

On lures with 2 trebs , I remove the front hook, since 80% of the time the strike comes fron the rear. ( bass opt. )

Crank or minnow lures with the front hook off also collect less moss
and junk while going through the water.

Sometimes I will add weight to the front hook area for a deeper lure