Re: "Touchdown" fish
Not being the first to answer, but I will respond anyway: I think subtle noise gets the fish's attention. I know that fly fishing there is a lot of slap from picking up the line for the next cast and it does not scare the fish; I have often thought the slap actually calls fish in. I know pikie fishing the thing hits the water like a cinder block and they love that plug! Can also throw a big swimmer out there, let it lay still for a full minute, then give it a mighty splash and let it lay there and bass will blow it up.