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#11345954 - 01/14/16 01:17 PM top water, cold lake
LTC Realty Offline

Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 495
Loc: Oak Point, TX
any body throw top water this time of year on cold water lakes?
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#11346097 - 01/14/16 02:16 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
Sparlin Offline

Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 396
Loc: The Colony, Texas
Man honestly when it was about 30 degrees outside, I was throwing a topwater plug out and was killing em. But it was in a pond..and I threw it a bunch...

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#11346132 - 01/14/16 02:31 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
I have won a number of tournaments on my Custom Spook in cold water as long as there was pods of grass still along the shallows. It didn't matter if they were brown during the winter, just something for the bass to hang around.
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#11346136 - 01/14/16 02:34 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
Happy Birthday RedRaider3933 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 2919
Loc: Plano, TX
I'll throw a buzzbait when the water reaches 52-54 in the late winter/early spring but that's about as cold as I will go.
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#11346399 - 01/14/16 04:29 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4373
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Lucky Craft Gunfish 95

If you get a stretch of days where it's warm or if the day you're fishing gets a lot of sun, you can get right in a hurry when throwing a topwater. I like the gunfish because it's natural and subtle. Nothing is very lively in cold water; kinda sluggish and easy-going. This bait really shines in those situations. It has a unique skimming action that drives fish crazy and it holds up well to the abuse.
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#11346443 - 01/14/16 04:56 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3084
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Rick Clunn says it is NEVER too cold to throw a buzzbait. He has proved it on many occasions as well. I have caught topwater fish in previous years in 42-44 degree waters. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#11346554 - 01/14/16 05:44 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
raveon Offline

Registered: 09/23/13
Posts: 122
I never do and I am sure I stop topwater way too early. The only topwater I threw last year was a buzz bait. I really need to mix it up but when they are biting it I don't want to change.

#11346740 - 01/14/16 07:24 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
lizardfliper Offline

Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 335
What if you are fishing a powerplant lake and the wind is blowing 10-15 mph out of the north? the North wind seems to effect the top bite for me anyway. Wondering what everyone else experience was.

#11346933 - 01/14/16 08:41 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 604
Greg Hackney says as soon as the water hits 50 Degrees he keeps a frog and buzz bait! on the deck of his boat. and it pays off in the right conditions
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#11349012 - 01/15/16 06:57 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
WmSmith Offline

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 125
I just don't have enough confidence throwing topwater unless water is in 60's. Maybe I need to change

#11349032 - 01/15/16 07:05 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 5424
Loc: Granbury
A few years ago on Granbury I saw a guy smoke them on a buzzbait while it snowed. Opened my eyes for sure.

#11349143 - 01/15/16 07:52 PM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
Topwater2 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 802
I throw my Yellow Magic all year long. That's how I earned my nickname.

#11360543 - 01/21/16 10:21 AM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
thechapman Offline

Registered: 02/06/12
Posts: 100
Buzz baits can be killer on warmer sunny days

#11360589 - 01/21/16 10:29 AM Re: top water, cold lake [Re: LTC Realty]
The_ProFISHional Offline

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 110
Loc: Dallas,TX
The spook on a calm morning has always done good for me when we are talking topwater cold water!


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