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makes you wonder sometimes......

on the one hand we had the infintesimally slow "listening to the bite" tube drag....

but on the other, the diametrically opposed frantic action of the blade bait!

so: did they want it slow or fast? ( no jokes , please!LOL)


unusual sometimes in Bass fishing when you see things like that, although sometimes the problem is solved by the type or size fish you catch: ie: the bigger fish, LM, on the slow tube.....smallies or smaller fish on the blade, etc....

however, I can honestly say that the size was pretty much the same on these two presentations yesterday.... it was the first time I had ever used the blade bait on Whaley and with great results....

one distinction however: the blading was effective on a flat deep surface whereas the tube seemed more effective when you were slow moving it DOWN the dropoff to the deep flat........
 

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reminded me: I used to have a little formula to remember which to go, meaning down or up the dropoff in times of the season....

to my recollection: I believe down to the deep in colder water period and up from the deep towards the shallow in the warm....

anyone have any logic they apply towards this type of thing?
 

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technique Dichotomy
You been doing the NYTIMES crossword puzzle again??????
 

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The subtle tube bite probably more coincides with the cool water temps and the bass becoming more and more lethargic. With this slowed down metabolism, they will just eat the bait casually because the bait itself is very subtle.

On the other hand, the blade bait brings out feeding instincts that this time of year brings on. They see this very active bait bouncing around, making tons of sound vibrations, and they slam it out of reaction. I believe the dragged tube also brings out this same reaction on windy days, when the tube is "scooting" along the bottom at a very fast pace.

Just a guess anyway :D
 
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