1) I’m very, very glad I’m not a shad, pond smelt, hitch, small bluegill, frog, crawdad or floating hotdog!
2) You can kinda see why bass are able to throw a lure…even one with three sets of trebles. A lot of that tissue in there isn’t particularly soft — in fact, the inside of the mouth is pretty tough, making it harder for hooks to penetrate. Lesson of the day: don’t skimp on your hooks! Buy the good stuff…and stay out of the water if you’re less than a foot long!