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For everybody who believes that small bass won't eat big baits, check out this video. Pretty darn awesome. 

 

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Definitely the best "topwater action" I've ever see out of a bass!

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It always baffles me why a fish that small could ever think it could eat something thats as large as it.

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Your a good man you just saved two future 10lbers. What was that bass thinking?

I seen 13" fish hit 12" plastic worms.

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That bass swallered that other bass. lol

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I'm so technically unsavy that I don't know how to post it but I saw a video the other day of a Snook attacking a 5 lb. Largemouth. You could see where the Snook had grabbed the bass and was stalking the poor thing. If you google "snook eats 5 lb bass" you should find the video.

That's why I mostly fish for Snook.

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I've often wondered why a little dink bass will hit my Sammys or other larger topwater lures that are bigger than they are.

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Then he kisses them....

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I have seen this before and I had another thought.  What if both bass were trying to eat the same bait.  Bass get pretty worked up when they are feeding.

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Big baits catch big fish, and little fish.

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My theory on this....A lot of the time a small fish takes a big bait it isn't feeding on the bait-it's attacking it. If you've ever sight fished for sunfish you might notice that when one takes a bait or lure and runs off the rest run after it. Even if it's hooked sometimes they will follow the hooked fish. Sometimes they will ram into the fish with the goodies and try to knock it from its mouth. I have caught 2 fish on one lure this way a few times. Many lures like crankbaits, spinnerbaits, etc that simulate the swimming of a fish aren't necessarily simulating an injured fish but one weighed down by carrying something in its mouth.

Lures also catch non-feeding fish during spawning when they're defending their nests. Just because a fish takes your lure/bait doesn't mean it was intending to eat it.

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Bass don't have mirrors to look into and aren't smart enough to have any perception of how big they truly are (or aren't in this case). They have no way to find out if they can or can't eat a potential prey item, except to try to eat it. 

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seen a bass eat a baby duck in 1 gulp... don't let your women see that 1 if you can help it.

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I could post a bunch of pics and video backing up Bluebasser86 pics but I think you get the point. I've caught more 6-8" bass on 7" glide baits this year then I care to remember. 

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Bass eat bass, pike eat pike, there's pictures like this all over the place.  My theory is that the fish either doesn't get a clear look at what its trying to eat, or they simply aren't smart enough to realize its own limitations. 

 

Of course, any theory that tells us that our favorite fish isn't the sharpest tool in the shed kind of diminishes the thrill of outsmarting them!

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Bass don't have mirrors to look into and aren't smart enough to have any perception of how big they truly are (or aren't in this case). They have no way to find out if they can or can't eat a potential prey item, except to try to eat it. 

if that were the case, guppies would be trying to eat sharks (which I would love to see). I think it is more of a swallow reflex and reaction strikes. fish know to swim away from larger fish. they are also known to bite off more than they can chew but usually it isn't that much bigger than their capacity. maybe extreme hunger or aggression causes it since it isn't as common as it may appear on a google search. we also see them schooling with fish of the same general size and not with fish that can eat them.

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Bass don't have mirrors to look into and aren't smart enough to have any perception of how big they truly are (or aren't in this case). They have no way to find out if they can or can't eat a potential prey item, except to try to eat it. 

 

My theory exactly. A fish doesn't know how big it is. It probably only knows "can I, or can't I, get my mouth around that?".

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Fishballer06, you are the closest. I have a photo I took a few years ago of a bullfrog in my ornamental pond with a sparrow in its mouth, no way it could ever swallow it, but it did kill it. I talked to my son in law about this, he is a biologist and works for the US Forest service, as does my daughter. He told me when it comes to these types of animals they will try to eat anything they think they can fit in there mouth. We have all caught bass, as well as other types of fish on lures that were bigger than the fish. 

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