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Topwater baits

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Anyone know why they even bother painting the top of the lure? I'm fairly new to taking fishing "seriously", but this is something I've always wondered. Does it actually make a difference to the fish, or is it just to make the overall package more appealing to the fisherman?

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Because lure companies need to product lures that catch fish and fisherman.

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To catch fishermen. One thing I do with scrum frogs is buy the ones with colors on top that are easiest for me to see in the slop, pads, etc... Then I take a marker to the bottom and color it black. That way the bass has a good silhouette against the sky and I can see the thing in the junk.

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That's what I figured.

gspman, that's a good tip, I'll have to remember that.

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Its funny because I was just thinking about this the other day. I tend to agree with the previous comments. With that said, walk the dog stylye baits for example are used in open water situtions for the most part. Fish get a better look at them. A bait with a black back may actually be visable to fish from side angles. I have a few zara spooks that are all white and some with a white belly and black back. I have thrown both on the same day with different results. Could have been a another factor, but it sure seemed to make a difference.

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