Just cut it, hook it and cast it. All you need is sharp scissors. How EZ is that E-Z Crab can be used on a bare hook or as a trailer on a jig or skirt. Each bait strip is 1/2 wide and about 12 long. Use them to catch a wide variety of saltwater species. The Longer Lasting formula features a cloth binder in the middle of the bait that keeps it on the hook despite the efforts of notoriously toothy bait stealers. While the gel is designed to work in all water temperatures, it's best to use in water temperatures above 65F.