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#11388696 - 02/03/16 10:21 AM topwater??
huntETXfish Offline

Registered: 04/18/15
Posts: 22
Loc: lufkin, tx
Are the bass biting on topwater yet? Or is it still too early? I use spro frogs only so I don't know when it's good to start using them as far as water temp and time of year...thanks in advance!

#11388747 - 02/03/16 10:41 AM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14419
Loc: Justin, TX.
If the shoreline cover is there the fish are there. I know you have great confidence in the frogs; but the spook and buzz bait are both great baits and will give the top water fish what they are looking for. Each has a different look and one of the three has always produced for me this early in the year. Good cover is the key on all three.

One morning they will break the surface to take them and the next nothing. When this takes place try backing up the top water baits with a Fluke as weightless as possible. I have taken many big fish by parking the spook in a bush then throwing the Fluke in there and come out with a 5 lb. fish. Just another technique that has worked many times. I like to pinch a 1/32 oz. bullet on the line at the nose of the Fluke so it spirals down like a dying bait fish.
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#11389843 - 02/03/16 06:06 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
Black cat 62 Offline

Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 26
Always have buzz bait tied on. They can produce a few good fish when water is in the mid 50's.

#11390321 - 02/03/16 08:36 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
YAKaddict Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 561
Loc: Plano
I can't wait I have the itch bad!!!! Justvcleaned all the [censored] out of my frog setup last night

#11390332 - 02/03/16 08:40 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
stetson Offline

Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 424

Caught some good fish on topwater last weekend never scared to throw it anytime of the year

Edited by stetson (02/03/16 09:22 PM)
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#11390428 - 02/03/16 09:14 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
huntETXfish Offline

Registered: 04/18/15
Posts: 22
Loc: lufkin, tx
Thanks for the feedback guys! I guess I'll have to give them a try! Lol

#11390442 - 02/03/16 09:18 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3004
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Rick Clunn says it is NEVER too cold to throw a buzz bait. Or it NEVER gets to cold to NOT throw a buzz bait, I forget which, but it means the same thing. If you look at the Bass Fishing section and look for a post that says Lake Fork on Jan 31, a guide and his client caught several on buzz baits. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#11391362 - 02/04/16 10:18 AM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
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My wife and I were fishing Shallow Flats last week with a Jerk bait we caught well over 30 in the 2-3LB range and a few sinks. Several of them came up and hit the bait before we even started our Retrieve it was still sitting on top of the water. water temp was around 53 or so.
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#11391395 - 02/04/16 10:28 AM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
KPDenney Offline

Registered: 02/22/15
Posts: 23
Stacy King did an episode of bass pro's and was dragging a buzz bait off of shoreline ice and catching them. As for frogs, I always have one on.

Edited by KPDenney (02/04/16 10:29 AM)

#11391790 - 02/04/16 01:09 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
scoopdaloop Offline

Registered: 06/29/14
Posts: 55
During the fall/winter, I've caught solid fish on the punker, popper, wake bait. Just need to have the right conditions.

#11391797 - 02/04/16 01:11 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
Ban-D Offline
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6728
Loc: Tx
anytime the water is 55* or warmer I will throw a frog.

#11391827 - 02/04/16 01:19 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
J-BURN Offline

Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 295
Loc: Denton,Tx
Never know until you try it!

#11399376 - 02/07/16 09:22 PM Re: topwater?? [Re: huntETXfish]
WmSmith Offline

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 125
Its amazing how cold you can catch bass with a buzz bait


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