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Me and Kev did a few hours tonight.
We tucked up at St Caths.

Sea condition there wasn't too bad but elsewhere it's pretty blown up.

Andy Parkman joined us for 20 minutes and we had 12 nice fish between us.

Small lures caught the vast majority of the fish again.



Tiny Xlayer ( again ! ) Been extremely consistent this winter.



Kev with one of the smaller ones tonight.



Kev had the one (left) on a smoky crawdad. Mine is right with the one up shad.



2" one up shad on 2g head.
 

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Looks like another good night out.
Why do you think the Tiny Xlayer is so successful? In earlier posts it seemed like curl tails or paddle tails might be more successful because of the extra vibration, do you think the Xlayers ribs have a similar effect?
 

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Straight and fluke tailed have outfished paddle and curly by maybe 50% now Mike.

Both Paul B and I have debated this a few times.

Paul is sure that fish, especially now in the cold water, see the straight tailed bait as an easier target.

I think people are scared that straight tailed baits have little action but, the results are showing that the fish think otherwise.

Saying that, the xlayer isn't the only straight bait we throw. Why it is more successful is a mystery but...

It is, more successful imho and according to the results.
 

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Homer Simpson logic for small cold lazy fish

Paddletail:- Someone shaking a double cheese burger in your face. How do you get your chops around that?

Straight lure:- Someone holding out a hot dog and waving it gently.

Which is the easier option?

Can anyone tell I haven't had breakfast?!

We can test this at ****'s Keith.
 
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