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Top water tip #14445690 08/11/22 08:07 AM
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Hi fellow fisherman. Had a blast fishing the local lake yesterday (El Capitan, East San Diego) for half a day and landed 10, and as usual, mostly on Topwater. Even though I catch them all day, when the average fisherman is not, I find the last hour of the day to be highly successful for bigger fish. That was the case yesterday, but I was fishing a popper and getting big explosions but they were missing it. I realized I usually switch to a top water running baits, like a buzz bait or whopper ploppers. I had like five minutes left (they close our lakes at dusk over here, bunch of idiots run San Diego county) and wouldn’t you know it the first cast I landed a lunker, and the next cast I had one just as large knock it out of the water (yeah they can still miss, but not as often, file this under disclaimer huh? :-)) . If I’d of switched a half hour earlier, I might’ve had three or four other nice size bass landed. But, we’re all human, and I forgot about that fact. So I thought I’d share with you guys. Hope that helps.

I also wrote an article on how to fish frogs, it’s my forte. I fished a million hours with it in the last 20 years, all day long many times. My best three in a session, at Otay lake in Chula Vista, went 18 pounds. I tied that record up at the California Delta, getting three up there for 18 pounds (one went 9). Fun times. Actually caught like 20 bass up to 6 pounds on the frog without moving the boat up at Clearlake once. Was like dying and going to heaven ahead of schedule! :-)
Tight lines.
Go Brandon 👍
https://www.seewald.com/how_to_fish_frogs.htm


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Should’ve gone to the proper earlier, but I got a couple more of these nice ones. They miss it less, it’s easier to track compared to a spook or a popper.

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My largest on the frog to date is 11.6. Fought like the dickens.


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See Michael Seewald's latest series 'Yosemite Nat'l Park"
https://www.seewald.com/yosemite.htm
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Re: Top water tip [Re: otay michael] #14445691 08/11/22 08:13 AM
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PS all fish caught and released to fight another day, they’ll just be bigger for the next guy .


See Michael Seewald's latest series 'Yosemite Nat'l Park"
https://www.seewald.com/yosemite.htm
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Re: Top water tip [Re: otay michael] #14446492 08/12/22 01:03 AM
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Fine looking bass!


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Very awesome

Re: Top water tip [Re: otay michael] #14446662 08/12/22 11:41 AM
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Nice fish, thanks for sharing. I'm a little jelly, to be honest. Some big fish out there...

Cheers, and after a day like that it sure makes the heart happy...

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