Posts Tagged ‘Topwater Baits’

ARKANSAS: Throw Topwater Baits Early for Bass

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

With the extreme heat and no rain the water temp is in the upper 80’s and the lake level is 547.5.

There are still a lot of fish down 20ft.-30ft. And deeper.

Most of the shallow fish are whites and bass while the deeper fish are usually hybrids and stripers. We need some rain to get the bite to get better. The weatherman says we are supposed to get some rain later this coming week. I hope he is right.

Throw topwater baits early for the bass chasing bait to the surface and then you can use a jig,dropshot,Carolina rig or drop a spoon.

If you are after the stripers they are moving around a lot and when you find them get your bait down to them in the water column. You need to be patient as the bite has been slow.

Don Schnable
Spring Creek Ent.
p: 417-273-4859


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S. CAROLINA: Redfish this Time of the Year is on Topwater Baits

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Well it looks like we are well into spring and the fishing has been heating up along with the temperature!

I have seen a dramatic change in the behavior of the redfish over the past few weeks. Fish that were schooled up are now breaking into smaller groups and singling off. The fish have also become much more aggressive on the bite and they are feeding quite heavily. Some of this probably has to do with the large amount of bait up on the flats. Flats that were void of bait are now holding everything from crabs to mullet to minnows which has created a fish buffet for the reds. Along with the redfish I have also been catching a few speckled sea trout, flounder and bonnet head sharks. One of my favorite ways to go after redfish this time of the year is on topwater baits. We have been walking zara spooks near the grass edges and catching some very nice fish! Some of the these fish are coming back 3-4 times to get the bait so be patient as it is very easy to pull a topwater lure away from a fish before he can get it down… this is especially true for a redfish as they are more accustom to feeding on the bottom.

Until next time, Catch em Up!

Captain Charlie Beadon
Hilton Head Fishing Adventures
p: 843-592-0897

 


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ALABAMA: Topwater Baits and Swimbaits to Keep Action All Day Long

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

I spent all morning and afternoon on the water.

I  got a little of a late start, and hit the water around 8 am. Even with the late start, it didn’t take long to get things going. On our first spot we saw fish busting and hooked up right away. We boated  several bass and one stripe. While I had every bait known to man tied on poles, we only fished two of them. We used topwater baits and swimbaits to keep action all day long.

The bass bite is great, we caught (4) over three pounds.  With the biggest weighing 4 1/2 lbs, caught on a 4″ chart. swimbait. We boated most of our fish on 3″ swimbaits, but were able to boat fish on topwater, off and on all afternoon. We did a lot more bass fishing Friday, but we boated four striped bass too. We fished mostly points and hit on almost every one of them.

What a difference a couple weeks makes, these fish are feeding.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
P: 205-503-2020


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ALABAMA: Threw Topwater Baits Till Dark

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Had my first night trip of the year.

I meet up with Todd and James at Hames marina. We launched at 4pm and headed out, they where interested in just getting on the water and catching some fish. It didn’t matter what kind they just wanted action. So we started off throwing shakey heads to points and picked up a couple of spots. Then we changed up and started throwing crankbaits and scroungers.

We caught a couple more spots but still no fish over 2 pounds. Around 6:30 we threw topwater baits till dark and caught 5-6 fish with none over 2 1/2 pounds. At dark we fished the lights for stripe and crappie. We boated over twenty crappie and a few stripe, again no big ones. We did boat our biggest bass off the lights, a 3 lb spotted bass. All in all it was a good day. We had to work for every fish, today was good but not great fishing. Ok numbers for the weather but no size

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
p: 205-503-2020


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