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Yep, that it almost how they always appear.

I've not been diving that long but, it is amazing how Bass home in on you and any noises you make.
Sometimes, like in that vid, many appear. More often, 1 or 2 fish close in. That is obviously my experience
based on my diving not a general statement.

I reckon is the constant tapping of a SP head or the rattle, stop of a plug that draws them in.
Then, if we wait, or make the lure work in the zone long enough, its just a matter of time before
a Bass comes into visual contact with our lure.

Like I wrote in my light speed pdf, there are the reaction strikes too but for consistency..

Draw em in and wait.

Let me add that my diving/spearfishing is more for research as opposed to wholesale slaughter.
Anyone that doubts it should try it. It is not easy.
 

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Skishing I can totally understand and it looks like a lot of fun, but that? Nah, not for me.

I really can't see the art nor satisfaction in it.

Each to their own though I guess. Some people take pleasure in shooting big game with guns that have massive sights on them making it impossible to miss.
 

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Skishing I can totally understand and it looks like a lot of fun, but that? Nah, not for me.

I really can't see the art nor satisfaction in it.

Each to their own though I guess. Some people take pleasure in shooting big game with guns that have massive sights on them making it impossible to miss.

For sure - but interesting to see how the bass react to the noise (for those of us who dont dive)
 

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I wonder if tapping the rod would transmit sound down the length of the line and have a similar effect? especially when using a sluggo or similar SP without a lead head
 

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Spitfire66 said:
Bassorama said:
Skishing I can totally understand and it looks like a lot of fun, but that? Nah, not for me.

I really can't see the art nor satisfaction in it.

Each to their own though I guess. Some people take pleasure in shooting big game with guns that have massive sights on them making it impossible to miss.

For sure - but interesting to see how the bass react to the noise (for those of us who dont dive)
Totally agree.

Very inquisitive fish when they hear a strange noise.

I might take one of those underwater radios next time i go fishing and play them some Neil Young or something... The bass will be beaching themselves all over the place. Shimples.
 

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Amazing how quickly that shoal of bass appeared after he was knocking - food for thought there. Did he make bloody hard work of retrieving that first fish or was it bigger than I gave it credit for? Either way, seemed like a lot of hard work for one fish. That second fish was huge! Shame to see it killed obviously but also interesting to see how close he was able to get to the fish. despite making quite a disturbance. MyFish may well be right about the curious nature of the bass and them coming to explore our lures rather than simply nailing something that passes them by.
 

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When I did more spearfishing, I was a clumsy sod and made loads of noise. They tended to not worry about investigating me, and just swim the opposite way instead. I remember one night in the autumn snorkelling at night in only about 5ft of water, just behind the waveline on a clear sandy beach, there were 6 inch squid EVERYWHERE! The Bass were going ballistic, completely ignoring me and just nailing squid left right and centre. Was mad to watch, just gutted I didnt have an underwater camera at that time. I think the squid were attracted to our torch, so the Bass used that as their ambush point. The speed and accuracy of the strikes was incredible
 

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Thought spearfishing with tanks was banned and it was snorkel only. I thought at first he was holding his breath, but then realised that you can hear him breathing ! Oh and for those who wouldn't, just give snorkeling a go and leave the spear. It's great to see bass doing what they do and if you do spearfish, like myfish says, it's bloody difficult !!
 
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