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Crankbaits can sometimes be made more effective if you add a trailer hook. A small bucktail or single hook with a soft plastic worm or lizard can excite a lethargic bass. Remove the rear treble hook with split ring pliers and attach the trailer hook to the split ring. This will change the action of the lure so your first cast should be an experimental one. If you like the action or take a fish on the first cast, you're in business. If you don't like it, it's easy to change.