I understand the feeding habits of lmb and them being able to eat almost anything but...yesterday I was casting a big 3/4 ounce bleeding shiner rattle trap for lmb in my pond and was totally surprised to catch two 9 inch cnbg with the rear treble hook completely in the fish's mouth!! I then experimented and swam that bait near the surface so I could see what was going on and was blown away that even 5-6 inch cnbg were hitting that huge bait and trying to eat it!! Seriously, what makes a bluegill think they can eat a fish near their own size and especially knowing how small their mouth is?? Is this common? Are they trying to "kill" it? I have caught them when they swipe at a large top water chug bug floating bait but usually get hooked in the body. What is the "reasoning" behind a cnbg even attempting to eat a fish as big as they are?? I'm confused.
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