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So I got these 5 inch twin tail grubs and I was wondering if they'd be a good trailer for a spinnerbait. Also should I use a trailer hook or could I just put it right on the spinnerbait hook?

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Either way. And yes they are good trailers. I keep all my old beat up plastics, and experiment using them for trailers and other things.

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Remember, always use a trailer hook on a spinnerbait in addition to any plastic trailer uness you are throwing in thick grass, pads or slop.

If so then remove the trailer hook and kee the plastic trailer.

Spinnerbaits are designed to be used as they come out of the package. You can add any trailer of your choice depending on the time of year and water temperature to "bulk up" the spinnerbait.

The fun is in the experimenting with different plastic trailers.

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A guy i know swears by using culprit worms as trailers on spinnerbaits he trims them to fit the bait. i will be trying it this fall

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Experiment and try different things. Ive used creature baits as trailer on SB's with success even. You can use anything really. Sometime a straight kind of trailer is key with little action, sometimes something with kicking legs like a grub or creature is better. Just try different things and let the fish tell you what they want. As far as trailer hooks go I would start without one and use one only if you notice youre getting short strikes. Ive noticed lately and actually made a post about how sometimes if you have a trailer hook on and the fish gets hooked by the main hook the trailer can bounce around in their mouths and poke their gills and make them bleed profusely. So start without one and put one on if youre getting short strikes.

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I started useing the Strike King spinners that have the trailer hook and longer skirt built in thats acts as the trailer.

I really like that much better.

Mike

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I don't like trailers on my spinnerbaits unless I'm trying to bulk them up and slow them down like in dirty or cold water. If I do use a trailer it's almost always a 4-5 inch single tail grub.

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Thanks for the input guys. Going out in the morning and since, I haven't had a chance to pick up any trailerhooks, Im gonna try to fish my spinnerbaits strait up for a while and then add the grub trailer right to the hook and see if I notice a difference.

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A guy i know swears by using culprit worms as trailers on spinnerbaits he trims them to fit the bait. i will be trying it this fall

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I start out with the 7.5"... trimmed back to about 6" for my 3/8oz and larger spinner baits. Once those get torn some, I pull 'em off and trim back the torn part - maybe another inch or so, and then use THOSE on my smaller-than 3/8oz spinnerbaits. I LOVE the tail action they give!

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Instead of a soft plastic try a #3 hammered (gold) Colorado blade as a trailer ;0)

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So I got these 5 inch twin tail grubs and I was wondering if they'd be a good trailer for a spinnerbait. Also should I use a trailer hook or could I just put it right on the spinnerbait hook?

Tinkering with bass lures is a big part of bass fishing, so give it try.

You thread on the grub body so the head is up against the skirt and the hook is fully exposed, the trailer as straight as possible.

Tandem bladed spinner baits attract active bass with the blades and bass often target the blades, not the spinnerbait head , skirt or trailer. I have had better action with tandem bladed spinner baits with skinny body trailers that look like the bait fish (shad) the bass in my area feed on, when targeting spinnerbaits. The larger trailers like paddle tail 5" or 6" swimbaits used as a spinnerbait trailer may work, however for me they work better on a Scounger or chatter bait, too may missed strikes with the larger trailers on the tandem spinnerbaits.

Tom

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