Our conversation regarding these philosophies took many turns but came to almost all the same conclusions. Overall, a bass that gets hooked on top of the mouth or deeper in the mouth is eating the bait better. A short side note is that even something as simple as hook type or knot type could affect this as well As an example, a snell knot seems to hook bass in the roof of the mouth more consistently when flipping. Basically, Clark puts more faith in adjusting bait size, or waiting for changes in the weather, than getting crazy about changing bait colors based on hook location in a bass’s mouth. To be honest, so do I. A great example he gave is that Texas bass anglers have come up with 9,000 variations of the red Rat-L-Trap, all because they believe the bass might eat one variation of this popular hue “better” than another.