Why Bigger Baits Trigger the Biggest Bass

Here’s one of the better explanations we’ve heard on why bigger baits produce bigger bass. Professional bass angler Mark Menendez has spent decades fishing tournaments around the country and experience has taught him that upsizing to a larger profile produces bigger bites, on average, than smaller presentations.

Whether it’s 6-inch bluegill up north or a gizzard shad on the Tennessee River, there’s a strong natural preference for animals to work less hard for more calories. So before you leave your favorite bank for the next spot, consider making another pass with a bigger version of your confidence bait. Do this enough, and you’ll be rewarded with big fish and a regular shot at a personal best on any given system.


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