I'm sure that with all the tinkering and experimenting that most of us do with our tackle, this has been done before, but here goes anyway.
I fish a lot of shallow lakes (3'-10'), and in some of these lakes, the spinnerbait is key, one of the most productive lures you can possibly use. I use a trailer hook with some sort of trailer worm (usually a twist tail worm/grub) on my spinnerbaits religiously. I cant count the number of Hawgs I've skin hooked with a good sharp trailer hook with teeth marks on the trailer worm.
However, If you fish shallow lakes, you know how difficult it can be trying to fish through heavy cover (patches of pads, hydrillas, etc...). A lot of the time, If I can manage to get the blades and the head of the bait through the cover, my trailer hook comes back with grass on it, ruining my presentation. Its frustrating because most of the time, that heavy growth is where the monsters lurk. Especially on lakes that don't have many docks or much structure for them to hide under & hold in.
Over the winter I was playing around with some spinnerbaits, and I came up with a small tweak that has been working like gangbusters for me so far. I'll explain and include a rough sketch.
1. Start off by putting a twist tail worm on the main hook of your spinnerbait, I like to cut off the tophalf of a Powerbait.
2. Put the trailer hook on and secure it with a piece of plastic or rubber tubing. Your trailer hook should move freely, so don't use the trailer hooks that come with a molded keeper over the eye.
(If all you have is this type of trailer hook, you can just pull the plastic cover off of the eye, then use that piece of plastic as a keeper on the main hook).
Now you have your twist tail on the main hook, and your trailer hook moving freely with a hook keeper in front of it.
3. Take a screw lock and pass it through the eye of the trailer hook.
4. Take a twist tail grub and secure it to the screw lock, then push the point of the trailer hook into the grub but not all the way through.
Now you have a spinner bait with a weedless trailer hook, also you have 2 trailers that give the spinnerbait a whole new look and action. Another thing I've found by doing this is that the extra trailer creates more drag, so you can slow the bait down to a crawl and not worry about the trailer hook snagging. Experiment with the types and colors of your trailers. I have a sunfish pattern spinnerbait with 2 painted blades, a chartreuse grub on the main hook, and a dark green grub on the trailer. I can't stop catching all types of fish on it. I have a sketch that I will include also.
I hope this info was helpful & tight lines!