View Full Version : Trailer Hook Rigging

04-23-2008, 07:56 AM
The catfish this past weekend were eating my bait from the back end, never actually eating the part that had the hook in it. Someone suggested I use a trailer hook.

I want to learn the best way to do this. I have seen suggestions that say to hook the eye of the second hook with the first hook, but I wonder if that could get wiggled off. I was thinking about some kind of short leader on the second hook and tying/coupling the leader where the first hook is tied/coupled. The problem here is the varying length of bait would make me need an adjustable leader, I imagine.

How do you guys rig your trailer hooks?


04-23-2008, 08:57 AM

You should put the main hook through the eye on the trailer hook and then take a piece of surgerical hose or a small rubber band to slip over the main hook. This way it won't slide past it. Just make sure you replace it after a while if you leave it out in the sun. It will fall apart (dry rott) Good luck fishing for those big cats!!!!:thumbup::thumbup: