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Removing a treble hook

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Not a big fan of treble hooks, however I did fish a whopper plopper last year and plan on it this year. I also plan on doing some crankbait fishing. Most of the crankbaits, lipless crankbaits I plan on fishing are pretty small. Are 2 treble hooks really necessary? I get it Whopper ploppers, spooks, swim baits are long and 2 or 3 trebles are needed but these tiny crank baits. If one can be removed which one? 

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Removing a treble will mess up the action on a crank.  There are replacement hooks that are single shanked if you are adverse to trebles.  Seriously by the title I thought I was going to have to post the fishing line extraction method for removing trebles from someone.  Once I learned that I am much less fearful of trebles.  Easy, painless (pretty much) and effective.  It's an occupational hazard and anyone who throws a lot of treble baits will eventually get snagged.  

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I remove the tail hook on whopper plopper 90's to get them to sit level, but I think that most people that remove hooks remove the belly hook with the logic that that's the one that will snag the bottom more often. But like @TOXIC said while I was typing, it can really screw up the action.

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Try an appropriate sized VMC INLINE single hook. They work great on crankbaits and blade baits.

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Removing a treble will mess up the action on a crank.  There are replacement hooks that are single shanked if you are adverse to trebles.  Seriously by the title I thought I was going to have to post the fishing line extraction method for removing trebles from someone.  Once I learned that I am much less fearful of trebles.  Easy, painless (pretty much) and effective.  It's an occupational hazard and anyone who throws a lot of treble baits will eventually get snagged.  

 
I am not worried about myself, I have a fish grip. It seems that it is always the treble that doesn't have the fish hooked that is stuck in the fishes eye or hooked to it's underside drawing blood. That is the reason for my question.

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Besides the fact that removing one will mess up the action, bass won’t always get both hooks. I catch tons that only get one or the other. So you’re effectively cutting your possibly to catch fish by 50%

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