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What's with the topwater bite?


Blackstarluver

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Okay here is the question, from 89 to 97 bass were hitting spooks and poppers like mad men, from 98 to present I have considered giving away my topwater collection as the topwater bite has gone to pot, what happened? I used to fish topwaters almost exclusively due to the success I have had. I still can catch 'em on worms grubs cranks etc. but I miss the old topwater bite. Any ideas?
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God lyk!
JC

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I don't know about that time period, but I did have much better luck on buzz baits way back when they first hit the scene... seems fish warmed up to them some since that time..

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There are times when I find the topwater bite can be very hot. You just have to be on the water the right day or for those particular hours. I plan to throw topwater more this season as it seems you get bigger fish on average.

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I'd have to say the same thing about spinnerbaits, 10-12 years ago, you couldn't use a more potent artificial on the city lakes. But I think the metro area has been spinnerbaited to death, and yes, it also seeems that the topwaters have slowed down the last few years because they have been a more popular bait to fish with. I guess it just makes us try new things and tinker with what is out there to get the fish to hit.

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Blackstarluver, I heard that too, that bass are all boycotting topwaters, seems that the fish decided we were having too much fun!
Never fear though, I would be happy to take that topwater arsenal off your hands! wink.gif

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Boycot, Hmmmmm. Third cast, BAM a three pounder. Double buzzer boated another one. Caught three more decent fish then they spooked when the sun got high. Water was way to clear yet for a really good shallow bite. spawn is still on so catch and release please. Flip

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