This attack happens in the blink of an eye, leaving the angler skunked and the pike with a belly full of fish.
We’ve all been there before: excitedly fighting a fish to the boat when all of a sudden the line goes slack. Often we curse and berate ourselves, chalking it up to a mistake we must have caused. But after watching this video, that may not be the case at all.
With the advent of underwater cameras, capturing the behavior of fish—and how they react to our lures—has never been easier. And with this new technology comes some eye-opening insights.
Watch what happens after this small pike smacks a Len Thompson No. 13X YR spoon. It’s not what you expect.
This incredible footage was captured by Bryce Urzada, and lucky for us, he slowed the video down to show exactly what happened. ‘Blink of an eye’ sums that strike up superbly.
So next time your line goes slack, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, put the blame squarely on a fish.