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swimbaitThu Dec-16-10 03:37 PM
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#11808, "Bass don't want to eat their own kind"


  

          

Going through the Plano 3700 collection last month I sorted out all of my baby bass and bluegill lures for the first time and took a look at their combined beauty.

There's been some great stuff made over the past 10 years. Most everyone who makes swimbaits has felt compelled to make a baby bass or a baby bluegill and most of those reside in my boxes somewhere.

The thing is, everything in these boxes still has a shiny, fresh look. Compare and contrast with my Slammer box or my Hudd box, right? The baby bass box has a few that have produced bass for me, but the bluegill box was like a tooth-mark free zone.

This all just gets me to thinking that bass don't really want to eat their own kind. Bass and bluegill are spiny. They're fast. They're probably pretty crunchy in the stomach if you can capture that visual.

Compare this with a nice soft trout or shad. Even a crappie isn't that bad for eating purposes. You never hear about a huge bass floating on the surface with a trout stuck in its throat. But you do hear about the ones that choked on a half pound sunfish.

Come to think of it, people don't even really like to eat bass or bluegill much. Not when compared with trout or crappie. Maybe that's unrelated...

So I'm not saying a bass won't go cannibal at times, or that you shouldn't buy these lures. But I think that when given the choice, a bass will pick something soft over something spiny any day of the week.

Your thoughts and disagreements?

  

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Bass don't want to eat their own kind [View all] , swimbait, Thu Dec-16-10 03:37 PM
  RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, Lake, Dec 16th 2010, #1
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, Sacto John, Dec 20th 2010, #2
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, Matt Peters, Dec 20th 2010, #3
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, CodyB, Dec 21st 2010, #4
      RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, magmaster, Dec 21st 2010, #5
           RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, Samurai TI, Dec 21st 2010, #6
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, swimbait, Dec 21st 2010, #7
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, SWMB8R, Dec 21st 2010, #8
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, Mattlures, Dec 21st 2010, #9
      RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, swimbait, Dec 29th 2010, #14
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, jsmith, Jan 01st 2011, #15
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, Nico, Dec 21st 2010, #10
RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, SWMB8R, Dec 27th 2010, #11
      RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, SWMB8R, Dec 28th 2010, #12
           RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, Lake, Dec 28th 2010, #13
                RE: Bass don't want to eat their own kind, dockboy, Jan 04th 2011, #16

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