2. Fish Have Personalities

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I’ve also realized that while fish are curious and impulsive, every fish is a unique individual. You can get two fish on two casts to react to a lure and the third pays it no mind. You can watch a fish not react to three different lures and presentations, and then when that fourth one comes by, it suddenly trips their trigger. Then the very next fish won’t look at it but the first lure you tried on the last fish works first cast.

They are individuals and they react accordingly. Watching my bait on the LiveScope screen and their behavior towards it has helped me cycle through retrieves, lures, and more until I either find the right bait or decide these fish can’t be coaxed into biting and you need to move on.