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SouthEastSwimbaiter
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Rats vs Fish Profile

Post by SouthEastSwimbaiter » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:40 pm

Their are so many options when it comes to wake baits. I want to know what has more success, rats or fish wake baits. Thanks for the opinions.

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Post by GOOD YEAR 71 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:25 am

Rather surprised no feedback so I’ll chime. In short, there is no firm answer. But for me, it’s rodent during rain or overcast and fish during sunup or calm. Otherwise take your pick. But I do believe profile matters so I look to mimic best I understand. Many a day fish cruise shallow in sunlight because light rays bouncing around hide them from underneath. Or so I believe. As for rodents, all things considered they probably rather not swim but sometimes that’s what it takes to survive. All I know is it’s rare to see one busting surface in broad daylight.
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Re: Rats vs Fish Profile

Post by toddmc » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 am

GOOD YEAR 71 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:25 am
Rather surprised no feedback so I’ll chime. In short, there is no firm answer. But for me, it’s rodent during rain or overcast and fish during sunup or calm. Otherwise take your pick. But I do believe profile matters so I look to mimic best I understand. Many a day fish cruise shallow in sunlight because light rays bouncing around hide them from underneath. Or so I believe. As for rodents, all things considered they probably rather not swim but sometimes that’s what it takes to survive. All I know is it’s rare to see one busting surface in broad daylight.
This is good reasoning. Rats are active at night, plus the thicker bodies move more water and create a louder knock when they have a joint. A thinner body and more subtle sound are often better when fish get a better look at our baits during the day. But, a lot of times its all about throwing what the fish aren't seeing regularly. So, its a good idea to have multiple baits rigged and ready on lakes that you are unfamiliar with.

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Re: Rats vs Fish Profile

Post by medicpelle » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 pm

I've been throwing rats for the past year with mixed results. I know it has potential.

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