Here is a closer look at both sides of this reel-tangling, fish-catching contradiction. First and foremost, let me state unequivocally that a spinnerbait "waking" just under the surface and allowed to slow-roll over shallow limbs and stickups is an absolute stomper when aggressive bass are lurking like muggers along tangled edges. Unfortunately, a bass doing its absolute best to get caught can miss the hook. The safety-pin spinnerbait, more so than most bass lures, induces blown strikes. The single, upturned hook is guarded by the top arm of wire and blades, which encourages a fish to bounce off amid a frustrating flash and boil. And who knows how many trailing bass strike not at the skirted hook but at the flashing, tempting blades running just above?