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Best top-water lure for sandbass? #12334266
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Can anyone give me suggestions on lures for the top-water bite?

Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12334280
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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.

Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12334311
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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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Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12334358
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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!

Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12334422
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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.

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Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: T- Gil] #12334642
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Thanks for the link to the near nuthin. I just bought that one, lol. Haven't seen one of those in a long time.

Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Dad2rlkm] #12334930
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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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Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: T- Gil] #12335536
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yellow magic bone

Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Jamoke] #12335609
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Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12335988
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YES! Clear torpedoes!

Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12337555
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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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Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12337681
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Try ripping a 3/8 ounce chrome CC spoon on top with a fast retrieve, its a game changer thumb thumb peep

Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12337704
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Exactly what bass&more said!


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Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Paul70] #12337862
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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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Re: Best top-water lure for sandbass? [Re: Ledeez] #12338250
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Originally Posted By: Ledeez
Exactly what bass&more said!


X3, that CC slab can be fished many ways.

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