If the bass are biting short some days, you need a trailer hook. Here is a easy and totally inexpensive way to attach a trailer hook. First what I do is get a cofee can lid and cut anywhere from 10-100 1/2" diameter circles. Store them in your tackle box. Next take one of the circles and attach to your main hook, slide on your trailer, and add another circle. Now if a bass bites short you'll have him in your livewell.