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Can You Tell What A Fish Is Eating By Their Ey Postioning?

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I was watching a video on youtube made by the bass college, he said he could see that the abss were feeding on craw dads most likely becasue his eye were tilt down and inward kinda like cross eyed.. Is this true? if soo what other signs shoudl i look for after catching a fish to see what its doing.. i think this could very helpful for my success out on the water... any thoughts?

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Sounds like pure nonsense.

A fish pulled from the water after being caught is not still looking for craws. If its eyes are looking down, its because they're looking for the water.

Want to know when they're really feeding up oncraws? They;ll be puking them up when you reel the fish in, and you'll notice pincers and antennae sticking out of their throat when you unhook them.

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Following this train of thought, the male bass would have their eyes in the back of their heads during spawning season.

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If you'll check there throats there will be a bunch of redness if there eating crawfish.If there eating shad there will be no redness simplest way I can tell.

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I was watching a video on youtube made by the bass college, he said he could see that the abss were feeding on craw dads most likely becasue his eye were tilt down and inward kinda like cross eyed.. Is this true? if soo what other signs shoudl i look for after catching a fish to see what its doing.. i think this could very helpful for my success out on the water... any thoughts?

Pure wife's tail, bass eyes are fixed and do not rotate. Bass focus sight by moving the lens in and out, no iris to open or close.

Bass eat Crawdads year around, when feeding primarily on Crawdads you may see redness on the lip teeth, parts in the throat. You may feel hard lumps in the stomach and if you put the bass in a livewell, you may find Crawdads parts or baitfish the bass regurgitated due to stress.

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different fish have different feeding techniques, which may make eye postitioning different on different species. within the same species though, the eyes are located relatively in the same spot no matter how they are feeding. eye postitioning also has to do with a fishes need to evade predators more successfully. think about our eyes. they are located foward facing. but think also, we can turn our necks and look behind us. have you ever seen a fish with a neck? no....hence why their eyes are postioned on the side of their heads, as opposed to in the front. it gives them a chance to see things coming in from the side better than frontal oreinted eyes would give them. also bass are primarily clsoe encounter predation eaters. they can see prey coming from the side and attack without having to move extremly fast, as opposed to say a musky. a musky is not built for close quarter eating. they are built for straight forward bursts of speed, hence why a musky has eyes that are more forward pointing than a bass. hope this helps.

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When you catch em, look for this. I caught this one incidentally on a jig. Switched to a crank right after!

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They should rename the site Bass Community College....

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yeah i thought it was alittle weird i just wanted to clearify... it wasnt true bc i never heard of it before that video..

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1. Look in their mouth to see if you can note what they are eating.

2. Feel their stomach:

--- Crunchy - crawfish

--- Squishy - minnows and shad

--- End over End - bluegills and sunfish

Never heard anything about crossed eyes.

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http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/gallery/image/3528-downwardlookingbass/

If the paste of the picture works, it shows a bass with downward looking eyes. I'm not sure what conclusions you can draw from this. The bass would have had to have been pretty high in the water column since I caught it on a spinnerbait fished near the surface. On some days most of the bass I catch have eyes similarly positioned. Other days they are in a more normal position. I have not, to my recollection, caught any with eyes pointing upward.

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Following this train of thought, the male bass would have their eyes in the back of their heads during spawning season.

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well yesterday i caught an 8 pounder on a black and blue chatter bait the mouth and throat of the bass was all red and bloody looking.. Btw it wasnt from the bait i got her on the lip.. but the eyes where realy big and black looking.. i have caught many bass with normal eye postioning and then other which i caught on jigs with inward/ downward eyes.. Looking at the bottom lip... ill try and get a pic of it on here. bc i am seeing it for my self but it couple just be nothing

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http://www.bassresou...ardlookingbass/

If the paste of the picture works, it shows a bass with downward looking eyes. I'm not sure what conclusions you can draw from this.

That when you took this picture the bass was looking down?

Guys, you're really over analyzing all this. Bass don't have special "feeding positions" for their eyes.

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That when you took this picture the bass was looking down?

Guys, you're really over analyzing all this. Bass don't have special "feeding positions" for their eyes.

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I am not saying that the position of the eyes(looking up or looking down or just in the normal position) means much or for that matter anything at all. But as the photo shows it does happen. It is also interesting to note that many of the bass I have caught exibit this phenomena. I did read this quote from a bass tournament angler (not bass college):

A Professional Angler once told me that when I caught a bass to look at his eyes. If the bass’s eyes were looking up then the bass was looking up at my lure. If the bass’s eyes were looking down then the bass was looking down at my lure. If you catch one Chucking and Winding this “looking into his eyes” will help you to determine if there is another method that will produce more fish. Eyes up means the bass was below the lure. Eyes down means the bass was over the lure. Move from there. It is the small differences that make a big difference in success.

But as I said before my lure was clearly above the fish that I caught with eyes looking downward, so that would tend to debunk the above angler's theory of the fish looking down on the lure. But I would say that about 1/4 of the bass I catch exibit this. As I recall most of the downward looking bass I catch were caught on spinnerbaits. Maybe the bass were just looking at the blades hanging out of their mouths.

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