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#11463575 - 03/08/16 12:28 PM what type of top water bait
tpvegas2213 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
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Hi I am not good at top water fishing so my question is for lake Palestine what technique should I practice most a walk the dog bait a poper or a prop bait

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#11463792 - 03/08/16 01:37 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
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First thought with all the muddy run off would be a buzz bait
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#11463929 - 03/08/16 02:33 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
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Loc: Midlothian, Texas, USA
Top water fishing is about trial and error. Start with a bait and color you have the most confidence in and experiment. My rule of thumb is the clearer the water the more subtle the bait and clearer more translucence colors- baits you can walk the dog do well here, as the clarity lessens go to noisier baits- poppers and slush baits with more flash or color. I personally have never did very well using top water baits in really muddy water. The buzz bait selection here is a great choice.
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#11463960 - 03/08/16 02:44 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
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i like spooks, sammys, buzzbaits for covering water. Particularly on windy days. i'll start with a spook and switch to a buzzbait if I'm not having much luck, or if the water is off-colored.

I use poppers and prop baits for working cover, casting past specific targets. Generally on calmer days, or in the morning/evening.

Frogs, for fishing grass and pads.

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#11463972 - 03/08/16 02:50 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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I'm have no confidence in any top water bait right now so I don't fish them much the only top water bait I do like is the top toad frog bait all I do is cast it and real it in slow and it's did well for me this summer in my unkels pond

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#11463999 - 03/08/16 03:01 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
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Most of the time I am throwing a buzzbait or a frog, but I also carry poppers and jitterbugs as well.
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#11464199 - 03/08/16 04:24 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
High wide and heavy Offline
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Registered: 02/11/16
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Loc: Whitewright, Texas
I am fishing windy banks near Henderson throwing buzz baits and they are crushing them.
Caught a 9 1/2 this morning on one. Not sure how to post picture. (New to this)

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#11464442 - 03/08/16 06:13 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
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Throw a whopper plopper. It's a top water with the best of the buzz and prop together in one.
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#11464446 - 03/08/16 06:15 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
Preacher Ed Offline
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Registered: 09/11/07
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But also remember, sometimes the fish don't read the book on what they are supposed to do. I was fishing with a guy several years ago and we were in very clear water with scattered grass. He tied on a 200 series Devil's Horse and I thought there was no way he would catch a fish on it. And then when he started to work it, he gave it a heckuva jerk and made an awful fuss. Bottom line, I went to school that morning. Sometimes, you have to think outside the box with any lures/presentations, even topwaters.

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#11464628 - 03/08/16 07:42 PM Re: what type of top water bait [Re: tpvegas2213]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
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Thanks for all the advice guys I might try a buzz bait I have some I just never use them

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