Have You Seen This? The ultimate fishing hack

A fishing lure is tested on a captive fish at a Bass Pro Shop. Watch the video to find out if it works.

A fishing lure is tested on a captive fish at a Bass Pro Shop. Watch the video to find out if it works. (justwentfishing via Instagram)

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THE FISH TANK — There's a lot of speculation that occurs while shopping for a new fishing lure.

For example, you might walk down an aisle that's loaded with a vast array of spinners. They come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Some have rattles inside and are adorned with massive bucktails, while others are so sleek that they look like tiny torpedoes.

Which spinner will catch the most fish?

That's a great question! You're a human, after all, and it's highly unlikely that the same things that might attract you to a particular spinner would also attract a fish.

Think about it — you're trying to catch a fish that eats bugs, salamanders or some other type of aquatic critters you would never eat. You don't share much in common with your quarry, so you shouldn't trust your instinct when it comes to lure selection.

If you want to have any hope of identifying the best lures, you've got to think like a fish — or, better yet, just ask a fish. This video shows how:

So, there you have it. Next time you have a lure-related question, head over to your nearest fish tank. If your lure gets snubbed, throw it right back on the rack. But if the fish crowd up to the glass and get a delirious look in their eyes, go ahead and buy a few of the lures and drive straight to your favorite lake.

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Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book “Rhino Trouble.”


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