Ask An Angler: Why Do Fish Jump Out Of The Water?

Watching a fish jump and shake off your lure is one of the most frustrating experiences in fishing. What the heck made that fish jump like that? Certain species such as bass, musky, pike, and trout are jumpers.  I have occasionally seen hooked crappie jump and the Doobie Brothers have sung about jumping catfish although I have never caught a …