Since by the looks of the "favorite species" poll we have a lot of smalmouth anglers here...heres my question...do any of you "juice" up your lures for smallies..or just use them as is out of the box?..by this i mean do you guys add any kind of attractant, hop up your baits(could be as simple as changing stock hooks) or any other means...if so what do you prefer? I have been fishing for stream smallies longer than any other specie i chase and would say out of all the species i chase, i know more about smallies than any of the others. I was once like many and chased them as a youngin during high school with my ultra light rods and a bag full of in-line spinners and a few floating Rapalas. Back then i also like most only chased them during the spring and summer and gave up when it turned to cold to wade in shorts...but i have been on the late fall/through winter bite for quite a few years now and am glad i did. There are times when i "juice" my baits, mostly rubber baits pre-soaked in some store bought goo, but most of the time rely on the lures action in conjunction with my retrieve to trigger a strike..."hop-ups" mostly include getting rid of the junk stock mustad or eagle claw hooks that come standard and replace them with either Gamakatsu or Owner treble hooks(i do this to ALL of my spoons with great success), but also do this to my other baits including stick baits, small cranks and topwater baits.