It's a matter
of energy expended versus energy replenished!
Fish have learned
through their evolution that there is a limited amount of things
that they can catch and eat without using too much of their
reserve energy. In order to catch and eat something, they have
learned that they will need to expend certain amounts of their
energy. If predators are expending too much energy without getting
any results, they will soon perish. This is the reason why nearly
all lures (good and bad) will eventually catch fish. A predator
is constantly on the hunt for an easy meal that will only require
a limited amount of his energy to catch. Occasionally even a
bad lure will flop in front of a starving fish.
We use teasers
to capitalize on this feeding instinct. You can actually attract
fish by letting them think that there is an available meal that
will not take an extreme amount of effort for him to catch and
devour it. Just look at it this way. If you were a fish, which
boat would you be more attracted to? Would you charge over to
the boat that has a small handful of swiftly running lures being
quietly and uniformly trolled like soldiers in a march or would
you be more attracted to the boat with things flopping all over
the place like injured fish during a giant feeding frenzy? For
any predator...... that's an easy choice!
you use big teasers or small ones or does size even matter?
species are often attracted right to the transom by good trolling
teasers. As long as you have the maximum action you can comfortably
handle and control within your spread, size really doesn't matter.
Small teasers will attract hungry fish directly to them.
Really large teasers attract curious fish to see what
they perceive as being a fellow predator that might be chasing
his next potential meal. Hopefully, the predator you attract
will then drop off the teaser and be attracted to your baits.
I actually prefer the biggest teasers possible because there
is less chance that the fish will hit the teaser itself and
simply leave disappointed. I personally just want to attract
predator fish to get closer to my trolling lure spread. Also,
a bigger teaser is going to be easier for the predator to sense
from a distance.
of teaser works best?
tend to help attract fish. Some have different methods of doing