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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:31 pm Reply with quote
Dink Alston
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Location: Belle Glade, FL
Do you normally throw larger lures because:

A. Big Peacocks only hit big lures
B. Small lures won't hold up
C. Piranhas & Dogfish mess with the smaller lures
D. Big Peacocks hit small lures, but the big lures are more exciting
E. The Guide makes me do it

F. Fill in your own reason.......
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:52 pm Reply with quote
Steve Townson
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Dink,
A. Not always true, but in reality more big Peacock do hit the bigger lures. Saying that, all my biggest fish over 20#s (6) have been on smaller lures. I caught an 18# on a practice day last tournament (2nd largest fish of the week) on a small Heddon's Spit'n Image with changed-out red hooks;
B. Small lures will hold up but you need a light hand to deal with a big fish or he/you'll rip the hooks out. Difficult to do in thick cover;
C. So do big Peacocks!! See A.;
D. Big Peacocks do hit small lures with abandon and I personally enjoy light-weight gear for catching Peacocks, for the buzz; I also reckon matching-the-hatch works big time. If you see big Matrinxá being crashed on, throw a huge woodchopper. If you see small sardinhas or iriri, throw smaller crystal minnows or jigs. Works for me:
E. No guide should make any of us ever use a lure we don't want to or don't feel comfortable with. They will advise of course, but should not dictate!!
F. I have often thrown larger noisy lures purely to entice fish out of the thick structure in high water, to then catch them on lighter gear. This works big-time.

Steve Townson
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