I’m of the opinion the hooks should be proud of the bait , they way they cant be picked up and dropped without at least one of the hooks finding its mark .
I rig my traces with dropper loops which I cut one end and tie the hook on a single strand with the other hook sliding ….bait it,bind it then thread the keeper .
If I can slide my hand over the bait without getting hooked then the fish can mouth it and spit it without hooking up …they are too stupid to know what hooks are , they just want a free feed ..
Old school fisho’s tie the crabs on with copper wire so I figure a hook wont worry the fish too much ..
I use 2-3/0’s so we aint talking huge hooks