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TOPWATER Tricks That Catch BIG Bass

Topwater bass fishing is my favorite way to catch bass. However, fishing a topwater can be frustrating so today I want to give you 5 tricks to catch more bass on top!


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When it comes to fishing a topwater bait, this can be a very frustrating lure because if you don’t have the right set up, you will lose a lot of fish on top.

Nothing is more frustrating then having a huge bass come up and smack your topwater bait and you simply don’t get hooked up.

So in this video I am going to give your 5 tips and tricks that will help you to hook and catch more topwater bass!

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  1. Have you tried a ball bearing swivel on the hooks? You said double split ring I never done that. But it got me to thinking a ball bearing swivel seems like it would help even better.

  2. Great video!! I fish topwater almost exclusively, because I love it. Replace the front treble with a red one. Trust me!! It focuses the strike towards the front of the lure.

  3. I use braid with a fluorocarbon leader. It’s the musky fisherman in me. Plus we have a lot of dogfish and pike so having something bite proof helps. I don’t find it effects the top water action. But I use light hardware and tie it not crimped

  4. That black and gold zara spook in the thumbnail is the secret for super dirty water. Caught so many big large and smallmouth with it here in ny

  5. Finally hooked a largemouth on a popper the other week — it was so satisfying!! It was only about 9 in, but still fun seeing the explosion on the water. Then, not even ten minutes later, I hooked the sane fish!

  6. Just see your video. Trying to order the rods you mentioned. 2nd. Rod for$19. But it was not. No discount price. Why? I'm your big fan.

  7. You mention medium heavy and medium rod types with different lines. What about a medium heavy fast action rod? Which line would be better to use with this rod type?

  8. Your videos are the best. They are all well done and have a lot of great information for fisherman like me. I have learned more from your videos than all the rest put together. Keep up the great work.

  9. You make excelente videos, and we understand perfect. But could be better,, if You show us how to work it.. throw some of them in to the water. Sorry mi English….. I spect you understand what i'm tring to said.

  10. I dont typically through alot of top water in Indy, nevertheless, I will use this info for sure. With land lock indy, my biggest bass is around 7 lbs. Thanks for your very informative video…..

  11. Great video try putting your feather or your bladed hook on the belly hook they’ll hit that and the back hook will catch him give it a shot it works real good for me

  12. Speaking of frogs, I find it odd that as bass fisherman it’s a category that we don’t readily include in “top” water. We’ll always say it was a frog fish vs a top water fish. Lol. So funny.

  13. I’m not here trying to promote my videos but I have a large amount of videos on my channel crushing bass on a fire tiger color popper in super clear water. I’ve never tried the translucent before. But now I might when the fire tiger bite slows way down

  14. Man I’ve been flat out crushing it on the top water! An you are right. You’ll scratch your head more then ever while fishing top water always saying the same thing “how the heck did he come off”

  15. I've been trying to spread the gospel on how bass see colors for a long time now. Finally someone has read the same research! Yes! To a bass, chartreuse looks white. And blue looks gray. Kinda funny considering what are two of the most popular colors across any bait. I've done videos on it. I've been blasted on Reddit posts over it. Bass are colorblind kids. Get over it. They don't have super vision.

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