Many single-hook lures are commonly fished with a trailer for extra added attraction designed to provide convincing action and that extra something that will make the bass strike. Spinnerbaits, jigs and swimming spoons are among the baits designed for trailer use.
Three main types of trailers are commonly used: pork rind, skirts and soft plastics, such as a craw or a worm. Often, fishermen trim some of the meat off the pork with a sharp knife to provide an increased fluttering action. A bright, contrasting color is often the key to provoking moody bass.
A trailer is a great way to convince a bass to eat your lure.