How To Swap Out The Hooks On A Strike King Wake Bait
After my own experiences, I figured I’d show you the wake bait hook swap!
I had been crushing fish using the Strike King Wake Bait until the hooks straightened out that is.
Keep scrolling to see why you must swap out the hooks on the Strike King Wake Bait lure!
Wake Bait Hook Swap [VIDEO]
- Strike King KVD Wake Bait
- Owner Split Rings
- Owner Single Replacement Hooks
- Salt Strong Split Ring Scissors
After fishing with the Strike King Wake Bait for a long time, I’ve found it best to not only change out the factory hooks for stronger hooks, but also it helps to change out the split rings.
The hooks and split rings that come rigged on the lure are not built to withstand the harsh conditions of saltwater.
The split rings have a tendency to rust up and the hooks have either broken or bent out on me.
It is beyond advantageous for you to swap out the factory hooks for single inline hooks.
Single inline hooks are the way to go when it comes to inshore fishing.
They stick well in a fish’s mouth and when it’s time to remove the hook, it is less stress on both the fish and you.
The Hook Swap
You want to first make sure you have all the proper gear and materials in order.
Owner Split Rings in the #3 size and Owner 2/0 single inline hooks match up best to the Wake Bait.
The easiest way to get started is to remove the split rings first.
The hooks already on the lure will come off with the split ring.
Once you remove both of the split rings and hooks, you can prepare the new hardware for the lure.
Take the 2/0 replacement hooks you have and slide them onto the split ring before putting the split ring on the lure.
A little trick I like to do is once I wrap the split ring onto the hook for a half turn, I stop and let it remain open.
Then, all you have to do is slide the lure onto the split ring without having to use split ring pliers.
Also, make sure the front and back hook is facing the correct direction.
The Strike King KVD Wake Bait has become a regular lure in my tackle box every time I hit the water.
Some lures just do not come with the proper hardware capable of withstanding the conditions we fish on a daily basis, as is the case with the Wake Bait.
Be sure to replace the hardware on this lure before you hit the water and hook into a big fish!!
Do you have any additional questions about the Wake Bait Hook Swap?
Do you do this with other hard body lures in your tackle box?
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