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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: beltonbill] #13689646 09/03/20 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by beltonbill
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.


Great idea going barbless. You lose surprisingly few fish.

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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: Curt0407] #13689717 09/03/20 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
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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.


Great idea going barbless. You lose surprisingly few fish.


Good intel, also easier to remove from an extremity which happens during a catching frenzy.

Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13689809 09/03/20 01:45 PM
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A bone spook walked correctly is hard to beat. Love that topwater bite!

Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13696416 09/10/20 01:40 PM
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One Knocker Spook or Spit'n Image.

But there are a few situations where I'll def throw a Whopper Plopper over those two.

Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13696495 09/10/20 02:49 PM
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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13696506 09/10/20 03:04 PM
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Norman front runner.. Don't know if you all remember this bait, I bought a ton of them back in the 90's. Won several small bass tournaaments with this little thing in front of a jumping minnow.. looks real good in the water, looks like the jumping minnow is chasing a shad. Flat poison on a topwater bite. This is a stock photo from the web.

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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13696561 09/10/20 04:04 PM
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3 1/2 " Rapala Skitter Pop shad color. [Linked Image]


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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: Curt0407] #13696878 09/10/20 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
Originally Posted by beltonbill
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.


Great idea going barbless. You lose surprisingly few fish.


And when (not if) a fish hooks you, you'll be glad you did!

Zara Spook for me!

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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13698188 09/12/20 11:02 AM
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Clear tiny torpedo. It’s what my dad showed me when I was a kid and I just never changed

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I was out at Texoma yesterday catching 12 to 14 inch stripers using a 4 inch pencil popper. However, I had a lot of misses and about half of the fish I caught were hooked on the outside of the mouth. Would a smaller luer have helped?

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Man, hard to pick one.... so I won't....😉

Clear tiny or baby torpedo

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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: MC Gybe] #13700155 09/14/20 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MC Gybe
I was out at Texoma yesterday catching 12 to 14 inch stripers using a 4 inch pencil popper. However, I had a lot of misses and about half of the fish I caught were hooked on the outside of the mouth. Would a smaller luer have helped?


I had the same thing happen to me on Whitney. I decided to try a 4 inch Zara Spook, there were a lot of misses, they would come up and "pop" it knocking it up out of the water. They few i did catch on it, only 1 was hooked in the mouth, the other 2 were outside and on top of the head. Went back to my smaller topwater and started catching more. Think the bigger topwaters are to big for smaller(i was catching them about 12-18 inches long).


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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: ACES82] #13702868 09/17/20 02:12 AM
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I ordered a couple of the Berkley Spin Bombs because of this thread. Neat lures. Lots of propeller action. Reasonably priced too.

I've had great success catching black bass with Rebel Pop-Rs and similar lures over the years. I recently bought a couple of smaller Whopper Ploppers and had good success with them already.

I love fishing with topwater lures. I look forward to trying topwater lures for the savage white bass.


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Re: Fav top water lure [Re: FishAdmirer] #13702910 09/17/20 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by FishAdmirer
I ordered a couple of the Berkley Spin Bombs because of this thread. Neat lures. Lots of propeller action. Reasonably priced too.

I've had great success catching black bass with Rebel Pop-Rs and similar lures over the years. I recently bought a couple of smaller Whopper Ploppers and had good success with them already.

I love fishing with topwater lures. I look forward to trying topwater lures for the savage white bass.


Let us know how you like them. They’re pretty neat, work great in my experience.


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