SPRING FISHING WITH WEIGHTED LIZARD
Of all the basic tenets of bass fishing, throwing lizards in the springtime has got to be the most absurd. First off, can the fish really tell the difference between a soft-plastic worm and a soft-plastic lizard? Can those four little appendages really be the reason for a strike rather than a yawn?
Secondly, why would a bass munch a swimming lizard anyway? Do the junior-sized reptiles really go underwater and eat eggs off a nest?
Probably not, but avid angler and YouTube star Tyler Anderson shows in this video there’s a reason lizard imitations catch more bass than just about anything else this time of year.
Using underwater cameras, Anderson watches as bass react to a giant tadpole-looking creature he calls a water dog. The fish behave very differently when a water dog enters their bed than they do when a crawfish or crawfish-imitation like a jig does.
This information can be invaluable if you want more bites during your next bass tournament.