Heron Posted March 25 Share Posted March 25 This tags along on the question, is realism in a bait more effective at catching fish. I’m sure most of us have an answer to that already, but after recent encounters and much pondering, I’m developing a theory to help me understand what the fish see and determine. albeit, this is a very loose theory…so, take it as you will. This is a case of 3d Craw vs Zoom Super Speed Craw… Conditions were - Mid Summer - super clear water (8ft vis) - pressured area / spooky fish Method - Slow drag along the bottom Observations - Super Speed Craw, fish would either act oblivious to it’s presence or slurp it without hesitation. - 3d Craw, fish would approach it enthusiastically…but then stop, and appear to examine the bait intently. The fish always changed their mind and then turned away. Catches in a 1hr period - Super Speed Craw - 4 - 3d Craw - 0 Impressions - The fish’s behavior during this time suggests an ironic ability to spot a fake easier, with a realistic bait, rather than with a bait that is somewhat ambiguous. The way that I make sense of this is, it seems similar to when we see a mannequin at the store, we can easily spot that as a fake. But yet, still the shadow or the coat hanging in the corner, can trick us in to thinking there’s someone standing there. That being said, I don’t believe I have ever had an occasion when a realistic craw bait ever out-fished a more ambiguous craw bait. Your conditions and results may very 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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