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#12565395 - 01/05/18 11:44 AM Topwater setup
Shaysaidso Offline
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Registered: 01/04/18
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I am very new to fishing but its always something that i enjoy doing when time allows me to do so. However i was wondering if anyone could recommend a good setup or your fav setup for topwater fishing (rod/reel line & lures) & possibly share why its your go to setup? I live in the Galveston County area, i don't own a boat or have access to one. So i have to fish from the rocks. I have tried bottom fishing and i always end up losing money because my line gets stuck & i have to snap the line and re-setup. Being able to cast further out is also a necessity (im not sure if its all in the technique of the cast or a combination of technique and setup). My apologies for the long post but im just trying to learn as much as i can. Thank you in advance.

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#12565628 - 01/05/18 03:53 PM Re: Topwater setup [Re: Shaysaidso]
smooth move Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/12
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try using a weighted popping cork with the leader set about a foot off the bottom.


Edited by smooth move (01/05/18 03:53 PM)
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#12583115 - 01/17/18 02:39 PM Re: Topwater setup [Re: Shaysaidso]
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Registered: 06/18/16
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If your referring to the TC Dike at the very end, I recommend the weighted cork setup but make a slip cork setup. Usually at the end by the road bearcade is a good place to fish for trout on certain tides and water clarity. I usually fish about 4 foot deep there with live shrimp. A nice Med.light 7 ft. rod, maybe an Ugly Stick, is good. I don't care for custom stuff or high priced rods. that's up to you on what you want to spend. I use a good 20# mainline and 30# Fluro Leader Line with a #6 treble hook. Topwaters aren't used there so to speak but some suspending baits like a Corkie May do well. Just have to try. Loosing tackle there is common. Knowing to throw your tackle further away from the rocks is a must in some
if your fishing on bottom. ALWAYS be prepared to loose tackle where ever you go. Good luck and keep in touch. There are a lot of folks here that are willing to pitch in on advice. Although most a Freshwater anglers. I'm a saltwater man....ed
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