Some anglers utilize a trailer, or 'stinger' hook that is attached to the existing hook of the bait. This can up your odds on the near-miss short-striking bass that just want to have fun. Lately, I have been using a size 1/0 treble hook as a stinger, but must admit I am but 2 for 4 on this innovation. Most savvy bass guys use the stinger hook to ride down, opposite from the lure's upward hook coming off of the lead body. Some like to use plastic trailers as an added attraction for bass that tend to 'tract' the lure before they commit to strike. However, others yet simply trim the rubber skirt even with the main hook, using no stinger at all.