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I know that a fish strikes a lot of the time when you bump up against a rock, stump or whatever structure but I've always wondered why? Is this something that happens with bait fish do they swim into rocks and get stunned for a second it's funny thinking about it but I don't think fish bump their heads up against rocks and branches and junk, lol.

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It's the quick change of direction or action of the bait, triggers the response from the bass.    Kind of like if you run from a dog.

 

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1 hour ago, Molay1292 said:

It's the quick change of direction or action of the bait, triggers the response from the bass.    Kind of like if you run from a dog.

 

Yep. The bass (or dog) responds instinctively. Good answer Molay1292.

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16 hours ago, Cheesefrank said:

How did I not know this!:huh:

Because you hadn't asked before!

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If you dont deflect , give the lure a quick twitch with the rod and often the bass will jump all over it .

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Or reel it a few turns and pause on a stop on go retrieve

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I will never fully understand why bass behave the way they do.  One moment you have to generate abrupt drastic action, like an

X-Rap and then the bass want a lure sitting still or dead sticked.  That's why I love em'.  I think deflection generates a movement that mimics a baitfish that is disoriented or in a fleeing action and bass, a predator  capitalize on that.  Ripping a lipless CB from grass does much the same.  

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