Does larger bait catch larger fish?
In the traditional fishing view, using larger bait means you'll catch larger fish. It's pretty simple, right? A smaller fish won't go after a larger bait and therefore using a larger bait means larger fish will go after it.
But when you start trying to distinguish between large and larger fish, it's not so simple. The larger bait catches larger fish myth is true up to a point. When I fish, I spend a lot of time trolling with pre-rigged, frozen ballyhoo. I've caught sailfish on ballyhoo, but I've also caught small dolphin. I've heard stories of friends catching grouper on nothing but small jigs, and I can't tell you the number of times I've been skunked fishing for the same bad boys with live bait or expensive lures.
So yes, using larger bait will help to target larger fish, but the axiom that larger bait means you'll catch larger fish, is shortsighted in that plenty of large fish will go after smaller bait.
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