One easy bridle method is to pull a small rubber band through the bait with a rigging needle and then twist the hook into
the two loops protruding from the bait.
Place the point of your hook into
the end of the worm threader.
This moment helped shape Hook into
the pirate he became.
Whatever happens, it will surely be a far cry from those fabled days of a century or so ago when Santa Catalina Island anglers would toss hand lines from the beach into Avalon Bay and hook into
20-plus-pound yellowtails just as quickly as they could cast.
There is more to fishing soft-plastic swimbaits than putting a hook into one, casting it and then retrieving.
Be sure to insert the barb of the hook into the belly of the bait far enough back so that when you bring it through to the top, the bait hangs naturally without any kinks or humps.