Circle Hook and Skirt
Form a trailer loop of 100- to 300-pound mono just large enough to fit over the ballyhoo’s head, then pull the loop forward under the gill plates. Next, slide an egg sinker over both legs of the loop and crimp them together to lock all in place. Slip a lure head or skirt onto the trailer, then crimp the trailer to the bend of an in-line circle hook. Fish this lure-ballyhoocircle-hook combo as you would a more traditional circle-hook trolling rig, complete with drop-backs.