If you are playing a game where feinting and baiting play a key part, you have to be adept at choosing when you are seen and when you are not.
Both feinting and baiting involve being seen - to create a reaction in the opponent. You can't fluff that.
You may be being sneaky and playing tricks, but you still need to show and express something that is visible to your opponent's eyes for your ploy to work.
Depending on their skill level, the extent of this visibility can vary, but being stealthy during your feint or bait makes no sense at all - It's gotta be seen to be believed!
The ACTUAL hit, of course, can be as sneaky and stealthy as you like .. though if you opponent is in a disadvantageous position, even this is not important.
The 'being visible' part, is what makes feinting and baiting an advanced skill set. Not only do you have to understand how different people react to movement - one person's threat may appear unimportant to another, but when you are visible, you are also in danger. You have made your move, and your intent is (seemingly) out in the open. This might cause your defensive line to open, and you are definitely right at the edge of the range, more likely in range with some part of your body .... and you might have miscalculated.
Most importantly, you might not have the ability to see if your opponent has fallen for your subterfuge in the split second you have to make the decision on choosing your next move .... If they have fallen for it, then X might be the right next move, but if they have not, then Y or Z might be the only options that get you out safely. It bears noting that the fake/feint/bait itself might also be the actual hit if things go really well ... and should not be forgotten.
In essence you need to have at least 2 options, better 3, at your disposal depending on the success of your feint/bait, and all must be on line, and possible, at the critical moment.
If you always play as though the fake has worked, without seeing if it really has, you may occasionally succeed, but you will just as often not, and get yourself tagged in the process.
So you have to practice, and honestly practice sucks because the failure rate is so high until your eyes/brain/body start to comprehend what's going on. But the key points are:
Be seen ...
Choose your move.