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Fish Talk – Big or Small

Hiya folks,

Let’s say I’m taking some folks out and they’ve never caught a lot of fish before. Say we’re going Walleye fishing and we’re looking for numbers and I want to give them a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When numbers are important, I’m going to choose a bait like a jig, a small jig, and I’m likely going to tip it with live bait—a minnow or a nightcrawler or a leech.

But if I take those same folks out and I want them to catch a bigger Walleye, I’m much more likely to throw a big lure like an X-Rap.

It’s the same if I go fishing for Largemouth Bass: I’m gonna go in, I’m gonna flip and pitch in the snaggiest, weediest cover with a big half-ounce bait, and I’m gonna throw it in and I have a big presentation. That’s a lot different than the little wacky rig I’m likely to throw for numbers of Bass.

So every time you make those decisions about what lure to put on, ask yourself, “Is it numbers I’m looking for or is it big fish?” You’ll catch a lot more and you’ll have a lot more fun doing it.

Happy Fish’n,Gord “The Doc” Pyzer

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