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I heard this theory about bass in the summer from some show on TV. I forgot which show, but it was very informative.

 

Basically, it said that bass in the summer are looking for the biggest energy trade off. So it will not go for a small crankbait as much as it used to, and it will rather go for a larger swimbait. This is probably why all the pro's say that summer is the best time of year for swimbaits. The show also said that bass are going to be deep because the water is so hot, and they are going to suspended and preserving energy. I think that it also said that summer is a great time to catch schooling bass.

 

I learned this mid-winter of 2012, so I haven't got to test this theory, but it sounds interesting and i believe it.

 

Whats your thoughts on this?

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I've caught some really big bass in the summer on tiny cranks and plastics. If you hit them on the nose with it they'll still eat a little bait. There's always some fish shallow too, even during the summer. Some of the big guns in pro fishing like Denny Brauer, Tommy Biffle, and George Cochran made and still make great livings catching fish all year round out of skinny water. 

Summer and winter are great times to catch schooling fish but you can get them schooled up pretty good in the fall also.

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if this is true, then the new 10xd should be one hell of a producer!

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Basically, it said that bass in the summer are looking for the biggest energy trade off. So it will not go for a small crankbait as much as it used to, and it will rather go for a larger swimbait.

 

 

I think all wildlife consider energy tradeoff, which is why, say, a lion will expend more energy chasing a zebra than a rabbit.

 

As to bass, I don't know how far away they can detect a lure, but we can't really compare their chasing a lure to a terrestrial mammal. At what distance does energy expenditure become a factor for bass? I have no idea, but I doubt that it's much of a factor for short distances. So I do think they'll take small lures.

 

Also, it is believed that bass strike lures for many reasons, such as anger, curiosity, territoriality and others and I don't know if energy comes into play when striking lures for these reasons. Lots of mysteries beneath the surface. But I'd try all sizes of lures if you're not getting the results you think you should.

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I think all wildlife consider energy tradeoff, which is why, say, a lion will expend more energy chasing a zebra than a rabbit.

 

As to bass, I don't know how far away they can detect a lure, but we can't really compare their chasing a lure to a terrestrial mammal. At what distance does energy expenditure become a factor for bass? I have no idea, but I doubt that it's much of a factor for short distances. So I do think they'll take small lures.

 

Also, it is believed that bass strike lures for many reasons, such as anger, curiosity, territoriality and others and I don't know if energy comes into play when striking lures for these reasons. Lots of mysteries beneath the surface. But I'd try all sizes of lures if you're not getting the results you think you should.

Bass can detect a lure from very far away. It is not through vision though, it is through the lateral line. It acts like a radar, sending waves out and when they bounce off of stuff, the bass can tell where that stuff is. Thats why reaction bite baits are so effective

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Bass can detect a lure from very far away. It is not through vision though, it is through the lateral line. It acts like a radar, sending waves out and when they bounce off of stuff, the bass can tell where that stuff is. Thats why reaction bite baits are so effective

Bass can actually see a lure (or angler) from a surprising distance in the right conditions. That's why wind is such a big factor in clear water lakes, it helps break up the surface so the fish can't see the boat or angler as well. You're right that they can detect vibrations from a long ways away as well and will become almost completely dependent upon it to find food when they live in muddy conditions. 

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