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Fav top water lure #13685371 08/30/20 05:25 PM
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Was curious, what’s everybody’s favorite top water lure for striper and sand bass? Mostly when you can sight fish and cast into them. I found these other day on amazon and they worked really well today at Whitney. Caught a few real nice size striper on them and a couple dozen about 12-14 inches long. On the way back to the ramp I ran through a huge school, followed them and the birds around for about 45 minutes catching small striper. Nothing real big today but I was just happy to be catching fish! [Linked Image]
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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13685395 08/30/20 05:51 PM
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Tiny torpedo, clear, for me

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Good old fashioned Pop-R has never let me down.


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My go to has mostly been a Pop-R or pencil popper for top water but I recently have been having some success with Bob Maindell's MAL lure and have found that I can keep it on top when the fish are boiling the surface but also slow it down some and let it get a couple of feet below the surface and keep on catching fish when they are not busting the surface.

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Pop Rs are a staple with me. Love them for stock ponds!


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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: striper connection] #13685489 08/30/20 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by striper connection
My go to has mostly been a Pop-R or pencil popper for top water but I recently have been having some success with Bob Maindell's MAL lure and have found that I can keep it on top when the fish are boiling the surface but also slow it down some and let it get a couple of feet below the surface and keep on catching fish when they are not busting the surface.


I ordered 4 or 5 of those last week after reading the post on here but haven’t received them yet. I tried this with a rattle trap last weekend and couldn’t keep it up high enough.


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Heddon Baby Torpedo in clear or chrome works really well. Be careful with the two sets of treble hooks. I cut them off and replace them with barbless hooks. More catching and less unhooking.

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Hummmm? Probably a #4 Mepps spinner.

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Amazon....here I come! Lol. Thanks for all the input everybody. Nice to see what everybody’s favorite is. My fav has always been a Pop R for bass. Haven’t used them for stripers or sandies yet, but will soon!


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Chug bug in different colors and size

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