You’ve Got To See This Amazing Underwater Trout Attack Footage!
Have you ever seen what it looks like underwater when a trout tracks down and strikes a lure?
In one of my recent trips, I hooked up a camera in front of the Slam Shady and started covering grass flats.
I caught a ton of nice trout up to 24 inches on the camera rig, and the footage was amazing!
In this video, you’ll see how trout actually feed on lures so you can maximize your hook set ratio and catch more fish.
Check it out below!
How Trout Strike Lures [VIDEO]
When trout are looking for food, they sit in the grass where the spots on their back let them wait in ambush unnoticed.
Then, when a fish passes above them, they’ll get behind and below it, trail it for a few feet, and then smack it.
And here are some points that make things interesting:
- It takes them less than 1/60th of a second to inhale their prey.
- They turn to the side right after they hit the lure.
- They all seem to hit the tail up with their nose.
So what does this mean?
For one, set the hook immediately because we know that they’re inhaling it quickly.
The quicker you set the hook, the less likely they are to swallow the lure and get gut hooked.
Also, setting the hook when they turn will help you increase your hookup ratio.
And two, if your lure tail is getting bitten off, it’s most likely pinfish or pufferfish, and not trout.
So if that’s happening to you, you might want to move spots.
Trout are some aggressive predators!
They hit hard and fast, so be sure to set the hook quickly so you don’t miss the strike or gut hook them.
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