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#12334266 - 07/11/17 11:54 AM Best top-water lure for sandbass?
Paul70 Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 12
Can anyone give me suggestions on lures for the top-water bite?

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#12334280 - 07/11/17 12:05 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
briancooper Offline
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Registered: 04/18/14
Posts: 124
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
tiny torpedos - clear or silver. I have also caught them on small zara spooks. Most schoolies are focusing on smaller baits right now, so if you are throwing a huge top water, you are less likely to get bit. Matching the hatch is somewhat important even when targeting ferociously feeding fish.

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#12334311 - 07/11/17 12:23 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7956
Loc: Rockwall
I like a Heddon Popr or similar. Of course when the bait is small it is hard to beat a "Sandie Dandie" or a popping cork with 2 jigs.
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#12334358 - 07/11/17 12:53 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
oakpointaggie Offline
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Registered: 04/02/16
Posts: 157
We called "Sandie Dandie" a Golly Whopper growing up.. best Sandbass lure IMO when they are on top. Coming in second would be a Hellbender trolling combo casted out. I almost never reel it in empty casting around schools.. You can chunk that Hellbender with the hellpet far!

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#12334422 - 07/11/17 01:39 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
T- Gil Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 1115
Loc: Burleson, Tx
Pop-R,by REBEL, is good. If you can find them, Near Nuthin, by Cotton Cordell is another of my favorites. The Near Nuthin is weighted in the rear, so you can cast it a mile. A quick, pumping retrieve makes it look like fleeing bait! Here is a link for image purposes only:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-In-Box-Vinta...le/362033073677
If they are feeding on top, most of the time they will hit a Humdinger.


Edited by T- Gil (07/11/17 01:39 PM)
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#12334642 - 07/11/17 04:27 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: T- Gil]
Dad2rlkm Offline
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Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 107
Loc: Maypearl, TX
Thanks for the link to the near nuthin. I just bought that one, lol. Haven't seen one of those in a long time.

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#12334930 - 07/11/17 08:19 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
T- Gil Offline
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Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 1115
Loc: Burleson, Tx
Originally Posted By: Dad2rlkm
Thanks for the link to the near nuthin. I just bought that one, lol. Haven't seen one of those in a long time.

cheers That's funny! I bought a half dozen or so about 10 years ago when I came across a lot of them.
The upper right has caught its share!
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#12335536 - 07/12/17 08:27 AM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: T- Gil]
Jamoke Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 796
Loc: Belton, TX
yellow magic bone

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#12335609 - 07/12/17 09:03 AM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Jamoke]
cobryan Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 85
Pencil Poppers

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#12335988 - 07/12/17 12:46 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
bigcheessee Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/24/09
Posts: 246
Loc: 5 min from Ray Bob
YES! Clear torpedoes!

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#12337555 - 07/13/17 12:10 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7956
Loc: Rockwall
Another good one is a slab or Little George. Let the sink a little to get below the dinks and jig back to boat horizontally. I have also caught cats this way but closer to the bottom.
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#12337681 - 07/13/17 01:15 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
Bass&More Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 9906
Loc: Jack County
Try ripping a 3/8 ounce chrome CC spoon on top with a fast retrieve, its a game changer thumb thumb peep

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#12337704 - 07/13/17 01:25 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 1214
Loc: Lake lavon
Exactly what bass&more said!
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#12337862 - 07/13/17 02:50 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70]
cob Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 618
Loc: Central Texas
Clear Heddon Baby Torpedo. Take front hooks off and flatten barbs on rear hooks. Makes it much simpler to get them unhooked. Find surfacing schools and retrieve rapidly.
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#12338250 - 07/13/17 06:24 PM Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Ledeez]
TCK73 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3651
Loc: Jack County
Originally Posted By: Ledeez
Exactly what bass&more said!


X3, that CC slab can be fished many ways.

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