Spreader bars create the illusion of terrified bait schooling for protection near the surface, luring predators up from the depths. They come in different varieties, shapes and colors employing shell squids, hard plastic lures, jet heads, rubber ballyhoo, bird “splash” bars and more. Bars are typically fabricated from stainless steel or titanium and measure from 30 to 48 inches in width, using three to five chains of teasers, with the last lure in the center chain lagging back from the pack, looking like easy prey — but this one has the hook in it. On your next trip offshore, bring some bars along. These four tips will get you into the game.