I rarely use treble hooks with live bait, for two reasons: First, since most of the kings we catch are released, a single hook makes removal safer and easier. Second, I don't believe single hooks put me at a disadvantage. If a fish severs the bait and manages to avoid the hook, I can often get a second shot by free-spooling the remains of the bait. Mackerel and wahoo are notorious for slicing off the tail section of a bait and circling back for the remains. Providing your bait is sinking naturally, the fish (or one of its companions) may come back and pick it up. As soon as line begins racing off your reel, engage the drag, wind tight to the fish and set the hook; you're likely to get a solid hook-up.