How to give live baits maximum mobility and longevity.
Let Them Live
Whenever you are using a needle-sharp hook, the point can double back and impale the baitfish in its gillplate. This will result in a spinning bait that no predator will want to eat, and the early demise of your live bait. To avoid this issue all together, place a small glow bead on the shank of the hook. This keeps the hook placement right where you want it and the bait can not ride back up the hook and get impaled in the gill.