So I'm giving cut bait a whirl and have some questions. What is more important- concealing the hook so the fish isn't spooked by it or leaving the hook more exposed for a good hookset? Or is there a happy medium? Also, how big do you cut your chunks? I had a good run last night on a 1" wide section (top to bottom) of bluegill cut right behind the head including the guts. This came from a 5-6" bluegill. Fish hit the bait hard and fast and somehow the reel went into gear (had clicker on) and when the line went tight, the fish dropped the bait. I was using a 3/0 kahle hook, which in hind sight may have been too small for the size of bait I was using.