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Newbie to Bassin question #12489684
11/02/17 08:59 PM
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Just picked up a Whopper plopper last week and have caught 2 of the biggest bass of my life standing on a dock. viscious strikes. Question is will the top water plug get bit in deeper water or do I just hit shore line?
Both fish came from 3 ' water. Thx for any help

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Re: Newbie to Bassin question [Re: Eric] #12489685
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To answer your question simply, yes. I have caught fish on top water over 35ft of water before.


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Re: Newbie to Bassin question [Re: Eric] #12489687
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I've had bass hit them in 30' of water on Amistad.

Re: Newbie to Bassin question [Re: Eric] #12489722
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wow thats great news. I was just throwing to get the feel of it when the water exploded. Boat fish were long but not thick. 1st was 23 1/2" second was 22'. Hoping it might work on hybrids in near future. Thx

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Unless it's real clear water or schooling fish keep it shallow.


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Re: Newbie to Bassin question [Re: Eric] #12489732
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Originally Posted By: Eric
Just picked up a Whopper plopper last week and have caught 2 of the biggest bass of my life standing on a dock. viscious strikes. Question is will the top water plug get bit in deeper water or do I just hit shore line?
Both fish came from 3 ' water. Thx for any help


They will def hit a topwater plug in deeper water if the conditions are right. Water clarity, weather conditions, etc have to be right. Recent post-spawn fish will suspend off long points over deeper water and will hit a topwater plug especially in the deeper rocky clear water lakes.

Caught fish on a Zara Spook (Pre-Whopper Plopper) in 40' of water on Lake Ouachita in Ark. Hydrilla out to 23 feet in very clear water. Caught fish in 70' of water on Table Rock lake on top too.

Re: Newbie to Bassin question [Re: Eric] #12489751
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Water is not very clear . Lake is Calender in Murchison . Small 365 acres deepest is 18 ‘ spring fed so close to constant level . Good crappie but wanting to learn bass and catfish

Re: Newbie to Bassin question [Re: Ken A.] #12489763
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Eric
Just picked up a Whopper plopper last week and have caught 2 of the biggest bass of my life standing on a dock. viscious strikes. Question is will the top water plug get bit in deeper water or do I just hit shore line?
Both fish came from 3 ' water. Thx for any help


They will def hit a topwater plug in deeper water if the conditions are right. Water clarity, weather conditions, etc have to be right. Recent post-spawn fish will suspend off long points over deeper water and will hit a topwater plug especially in the deeper rocky clear water lakes.

Caught fish on a Zara Spook (Pre-Whopper Plopper) in 40' of water on Lake Ouachita in Ark. Hydrilla out to 23 feet in very clear water. Caught fish in 70' of water on Table Rock lake on top too.


I remember Larry Nixon winning a tournament on Beaver Lake ( may have been Table Rock ) fishing a spook in 70 FOW.
But yeah the water was really clear.


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Surprised a 25 lb. Striper didn't take it away on Beaver.


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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Surprised a 25 lb. Striper didn't take it away on Beaver.


There's some bigguns there no doubt. Nice rainbow trout in the river below too.


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Re: Newbie to Bassin question [Re: Eric] #12490388
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In general deep water topwater fishing is not a great strategy. They will definitely hit one under the right conditions, but it's not typical. I'd guess 95% of topwater strikes come in 6 feet of water or less.


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