Why would a fisherman want to use Extra Wide Gap for treble hooks? For the same reason you would use them for worm hooks; because they have a wide, deep radius in the bend and they are able to sink deeper into the bass' mouth and hold better. The EWG hooks also have a slightly different inward angle of the hook point. This will help keep the bait from catching every rock and stick, so when a fish bites the hook will drive in deep and hold tight. Try these hooks with your crankbait and see if they make a difference for you.