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#12251605 - 05/18/17 11:01 AM Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones?
Ryan B Offline
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Registered: 06/13/15
Posts: 189
I'm going to houston county lake with my buddy tomorrow and were gonna be fishing this weekend. I want to get 3 top waters but i don't know which ones I want or need. I have looked at the spro frogs and booyah pad crashers, they look pretty good. I have a whopper plopped to but there is this one top water called a bill Lewis stutter step. It looks pretty funny but i don't know if it works or not. What 3 top waters should I pick up for this lake? What colors? Thanks
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#12251619 - 05/18/17 11:06 AM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
jseago Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 1890
Loc: Deep East Tx
Spook - in a shad pattern, or baby bass
Poppin Pad Crasher - cricket color
Lunker lure buzzbait - white 1/4oz

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#12251633 - 05/18/17 11:09 AM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
CraigDarder Offline
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Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 943
Loc: CowTown
Bone colored yellow magic
Scum Frog Black with Brown legs
Lunker Lure Buzzbait in black
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#12251674 - 05/18/17 11:36 AM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1326
Loc: Como, Texas
Yellow Magic
Yellow Magic
Yellow Magic
You pick the colors.
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#12251693 - 05/18/17 11:53 AM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
All u need is two, really....yellow magic and frog.

Maybe a buzzbait when conditions are just right.
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#12251700 - 05/18/17 11:56 AM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
AgSellers04 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 2062
Loc: Burleson, Texas
If you are fishing over pads or floating grass get three hollow-bodied frogs.

If you are fishing more open water get three buzz baits.

If you want to spend money, then get the yellow magic.
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#12251706 - 05/18/17 12:01 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
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Loc: Van Alstyne
Whopper Plopper and frogs....
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#12251737 - 05/18/17 12:24 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
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Registered: 02/24/04
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Loc: Back at Palestine
1/4oz yellow magic- smoke shad or bone(really don't need anything else)
White Spro popping frog (black sometimes, but I have caught more on white than all the other frogs I own combineed)

White buzz bait- I like lunker lure

Coach
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#12251744 - 05/18/17 12:29 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Plopped 90
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#12251746 - 05/18/17 12:34 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: AgSellers04]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12751
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: AgSellers04
If you are fishing over pads or floating grass get three hollow-bodied frogs.

If you are fishing more open water get three buzz baits.

If you want to spend money, then get the yellow magic.


Frogs---white, black, green

Buzz baits (Lunker Lure)---white, black, chartruce/white

Yellow Magic---bone and a Spook in bone.




Skip the Sutter step since you have a whopper plopper.


Modification for the Buzz Baits. Crimp the rivet to the wire with a pair of pliers so it will not spin, then hold it out the window as you drive to the lake, (do not drop it). That will make the blade squeak as it spins in the water. For some reason the fish seem to like the ones that squeak better.


Edited by ezbassin (05/18/17 12:45 PM)

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#12251752 - 05/18/17 12:37 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
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Will be glad to build you one of my Custom Spooks. It is featured on the front page in Plugs and Announ. of my Custom Baits Adv..

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11048336/#11048336
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#12252003 - 05/18/17 03:25 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: ezbassin]
AgSellers04 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 2062
Loc: Burleson, Texas
[quote=ezbassin

Modification for the Buzz Baits. Crimp the rivet to the wire with a pair of pliers so it will not spin, then hold it out the window as you drive to the lake, (do not drop it). That will make the blade squeak as it spins in the water. For some reason the fish seem to like the ones that squeak better.[/quote]

My dad actually does this only he lets it spin to make it squeeky. He has done it for years and he is a wizard with a buzzbait. You wouldn't think you could get technical with a buzzbait but he sure can. I think the squeak might sound like a panicked baitfish. They actually make kind of a cricket sound under water like the sound a hydrowave makes. This seems to trigger the strikes.

You can also just let it spin on the deck of the boat while you are running if you have one tied on
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Steelhead- 8 lb. Umpqua R, OR
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#12252280 - 05/18/17 06:20 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
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Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 687
Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
Bone or Alewife 1/4oz. Yellow Magic
Booyah Prank in Crushed Bone
Heddon Torpedo 3/8oz. Black Shore Minnow
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#12252304 - 05/18/17 06:36 PM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2332
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

There are no secret lures.
Pick a couple you like and go.

They'll be biting something else anyway and then you'll want a bunch of those.
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#12253039 - 05/19/17 08:46 AM Re: Gonna buy a few topwaters today but which ones? [Re: Ryan B]
BassMajician Offline
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Registered: 02/12/09
Posts: 149
Loc: Lindale, TX
Yellow magic
Spook
I like the solid body frogs
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