Do you love big bluegill?
I don't cook them and use a slant cut and double hook the hotdog piece .Stays on hook well for casting .Have caught Bullheads from 6-14 inches and Channels 24-29 inches . 29" Channel cat is 10 lbs and Hotdog pieces or Chicken liver /Hot Dog piece combo works great! If you use the chicken liver ,put that on first and then block it on the hook with the slanted hot dog double hooked piece so it stays on .The blood from the livers is quite an attracter I believe and the scent of the hot dog too.
If you do cook the hot dog just do it in a micro wave for a little bit to toughen the skin.I'd rather not do this but some guys do and have sucess. I like the slant double hook cut to keep it on the hook.