Rickey Lee never buries the point of the hook into the body of his creature baits to make them weedless. Rather, he shoves the hook completely through the body and allows the hook point to lie in the groove on the bait’s body.

“If you bury the hook, the bait will wad up on the hook on the hook-set,” he explained. “The hook can’t easily penetrate through the heavy body of the creature bait into the jaw of the fish.”