Trailer hooks and trailers
Most pros always fish a buzzbait with a trailer hook. Bass often short-strike these lures and many fish will be hooked on the trailer. If bass are just nipping the lure, substitute a small treble hook for the standard trailer hook. This will even catch bass that are slapping at the lure with their mouth shut.
A trailer (grub, split-tail eel, etc.) may be used to increase the profile and flotation of a buzzbait, but if bass start short-striking the lure, it should be removed.
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