Never got Bit…..Really ?
by: Danny Barker , Florida4/6/2012
Ever have a day on the water when you could honestly say you never had a bite ? I’ve had many days where I’ve blanked and thought “ what’s up with the fishing today “!! Over the last 5 years living in Central FL I’ve had a chance to fish some ultra clear water and let me say this , you can’t believe how many fish hit your bait . The crazy thing is you never feel anything , no tap tap, no pressure, no swim away , no line jump….nothing before the Bass spits it out. I could sit there pitch a bait right in front of the fish watch it hit the lure and nothing !!
The Classic film Bigmouth by Glen Lau bears this point out, one memory I had of the film was a scene where a large bass sucked Homer's lure into his mouth and spit it out.
Then a little later, the same thing happened. Glen surfaced and ask Homer why he didn't set the hook, his response was, 'I didn't feel a thing.'" Big bass strike so quickly by the time you feel slack in your line, the fish has already hit, chomped on, and blown your lure out of it’s mouth.
The next time you go out and the bite is really slow think about this point . Try to keep your concentration level high and watch for subtle signs that Mr. Bucket Mouth is chewin on your bait.
Here’s a look at what i'm talking about…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shTA13I_vCo&feature=related
So until next time Stay on em, if you can J
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hawghawler, FL 4/6/2012 8:20:08 AM
Neat video, just yesterday I was fishing with my partner and he was getting hits on a crank bait and said how can 6 hooks miss the fish. I now see how it works.
Danny Barker (dbbasser), FL 4/6/2012 9:00:44 AM
Hawghawler, Its so cool to live in Central FL and see it for yourself....
Lloyd Tackitt, TX 4/10/2012 11:22:07 AM
I was fishing in a crystal clear creek a couple of years ago. I could see the bass like they were in a clean aquarium. I was sight casting right in front of them. Finally one battle scarred old veteran picked my rubber worm up. I could see him as clearly as you can imagine, and never felt a thing on the line until I set the hook. They can be incredibly stealthy.
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