Medley fishing hotspots - chance size and bait experience

Loving the summer medley faire patch.

Interested if others can validate what I’m seeing with fishing medley hotspots:

  • Using bait in medley hotspots not necessary at all. With maybe a 1-2 hour test of different baits (yes medleybugs, and regular baits), I saw exactly the same amount of large sturgeons caught when using no bait at all

  • Same with gear. Don’t think my fishing gear makes any difference for landing a large sturgeon

I’m wondering about focus benefits (10% with focus 250) - anyone seeing this is applied? I’m thinking not -