Do you want to catch more fish?

Road Runner with a Baby Shad and a Blood Red Stubby Steve's is the bomb!

Road Runner with a Baby Shad and a Blood Red Stubby Steve’s is the bomb!

It is easy. Simply appeal to more of the fish’s senses. Take a Road Runner Lure for example. While a jig is just a jig, the Road Runner offers flash, vibration, sound, and sight. The contrast of the blade also augments the sight.

Fish have ears so they can hear the blade turning. Vibration should not be confused with hearing. The lateral line of the fish, senses vibration as a separate sense.

Now let us consider “thought”. Okay, let us use “response” as a better term. A fish looks up and sees the blade turning. The sight may remind her of “bait fish feeding” or the gill flash feeding signal. (I am eating and you are not.)

Another sight-based response is “profile”. The original Tiny Shad by Bass Assassin or the Bobby Garland Baby Shad and the LFT Live-Baby Shad are great examples of profile baits. To fish, this simply triggers a baitfish response.

What two senses are we missing? Smell and taste. This is an easy problem to solve. Scent additives like Juiced up Bait and Stubby Steve’s are readily available.

Now all of the senses are covered. What are you waiting for? Go fish!

Blessings, tj

About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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