Bass Can’t Digest Soft Plastic Baits
Bass have strong stomachs, but can’t digest soft plastic baits.
Texoma Hatchery owner, Bob Lusk, observed a very thin bass and the biologist in him couldn’t resist investigating. After dissecting the fish, he found a soft plastic lure blocking its digestive tract.
The bass in these photos was attempting to swallow both baits. One, or both, could have been pulled from a hook during a strike. Or, they could have been struck floating in open water. Even with this mouthful, it still hit another plastic worm. Please discard unusable baits with trash, not in the lake.