Fall Topwater For Bass | Everything You Need To Know + Underwater Footage!

Its topwater time!! Who's ready?! Popper, buzzbait, whopper plopper, walking baits, wakebaits... Fall is awesome! If you're as pumped up as we are its time to get serious about topwater fishing! Fall bass fishing is just around the corner, the baitfish will be schooling in the shallows, and its time to get your equipment dialed in. From insane underwater footage, to favorite baits, to rigging tricks, we're about to talk all things TOPWATER...

As Fall approaches the topwater bite will get better and better. Best of all, BIG bass are heading into the shallows again. If you're tired of the Summer doldrums and want to catch bigger bass this Fall, topwater is going to help you do it. Understanding when to throw topwater, how to select the right gear, and knowing which lures offer you the best chance at success, is what this video is all about.

Matt and Tim use a variety of lures to accomplish their goals. One day you might see them throwing a giant wakebait, the next morning it could be a little popper. How do they make those decisions and how can you do the same? It all comes down to understanding what the bass are eating. Matching the SIZE of the baitfish is critical to success throughout the coming months. In this video covers a ton of different lures in a variety of sizes to help you prepare for every situation. We don't expect you to remember it all so below is a breakdown of the exact lures and gear Matt discussed (in order of appearance).

Buzzbaits...

-D&M Slow Roller Buzz: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

-Dirty Jigs Skirtless Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

-Trailer Hook- Gamakatsu 3/0: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

-Swimbait Trailer- D Walker 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

Buzz Color Recommendations: White, Shad, Silver, Black/Red

Trailer Color Recommendations: PB Red, Shamrock Shad

Wakebait...

-Evergreen Noisy Dachs ND180: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

Color Recommendations: Black Bone, Oikawa

Ploppers...

-Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL

-Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

-Whopper Plopper 75: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Color Recommendations: I Know It, T-1000, Monkey Butt, Bone

Poppers...

-Megabass Pop Max: http://bit.ly/2qqfmm1

-Jackall Binksy: http://bit.ly/346G9Wk

-Damiki D Pop 70: http://bit.ly/2Pjvqo3

-Yellow Magic 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

Megabass color Recommendations: Ito Wakasagi, Megabass Sexy Shad

Jackall color Recommendations: Ghost Minnow, Ghost Oikawa

Damiki Color Recommendations: Black Hollow, Spayu

Yellow Magic Color Recommendations: Alewife, Smoke Shad, White Shad

Walking Baits...

-Evergreen Shower Blows 150: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

-Strike King Mega Dawg: http://bit.ly/2NNGQvs

-Evergreen Shower Blows 125: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

-Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

-River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

-Heddon Chug N Spook: http://bit.ly/2Pk0TpZ

Evergreen Color Recommendations: Half Mirror Wakasagi, American Shad, Bone

Strike King Color Recommendations: Chrome Sexy Shad, Sexy Blueback Herring

Reaction Innovations Recommendations: Bone, Silver Shiner

River2Sea Color Recommendations: Sooner, Ghost Minnow, You Know It

Heddon Color Recommendations: G Finish Shad, Okie Shad, Bone Silver

Red Hook Upgrades...

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 3 or 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Red Hook- Owner ST-36 Red Size: http://bit.ly/2wSknXp

Matt's Repurposed Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

All--Around Topwater Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Deep Crank Rods That Work Well...

Dobyns Champion 804CB or 805CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V

Shimano Zodias 7'6" Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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Spring Topwater?? Never Miss The Bite Again!

Don't be the guy who misses the start of the Early Spring Topwater this year! It sneaks up on your every year but this time you're going to be prepared! The fish start keying on the surface much sooner than most anglers realize. These 2 tricks will make it easy for you to know when the bite has begun!


There are two key indicators of an early season topwater bite. The first is the presence of fresh grass growth. When the grass begins to develop, the topwater bite almost always follows suit. The 2nd is the presence of baitfish in the shallows. If there are minnows up shallow, its time to start throwing topwater during the warm afternoon periods. 

The baits... 

Bully Wa 2 Frog: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
(Try the 65 size in Little Allen, Dirty White, or Goliath)

Evergreen Showerblows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH
(Blue Back Herring, Emerald Shiner, Natural Gill)

River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
(Funky Tiger, Ghost Minnow, Sooner)

Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP
(Smoke Shad, Japanese Shad)

Lobina Rio Rico Popper: http://bit.ly/2f7gink
(Albino, Risque, Tennessee Shad)

River2Sea Bubble Walker 80 and 128: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
(Sooner, Abalone Shad, You Know It)

Whopper Plopper 130 and 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
(Mullet, Monkey Butt, Phantom Shad, T1000)

Budget Friendly Topwater Combo...
Rod-Dobyns Fury 734: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Tricks For Spring Topwater Fishing

The next 2 months are prime time to get the biggest topwater bite of your life! Spring is topwater time once you know how to adapt to the cooler conditions. This is the time of year where you get less bites but they're all BIG! 


Tim explains how to adapt your bait selection for early season topwater fishing. Some of your favorite baits will work well, while others will let you down. If you're willing to adapt, this is going to be a great Spring season! 

Our top picks for Spring...

Evergreen Showerblows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH
(Blue Back Herring, Emerald Shiner, Natural Gill)

River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
(Funky Tiger, Ghost Minnow, Sooner)

Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP
(Smoke Shad, Japanese Shad)

Lobina Rio Rico Popper: http://bit.ly/2f7gink
(Albino, Risque, Tennessee Shad)

River2Sea Bubble Walker 80 and 128: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
(Sooner, Abalone Shad, You Know It)

Whopper Plopper 130 and 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
(Mullet, Monkey Butt, Phantom Shad, T1000)
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Buyer's Guide: Which Topwater Baits Catch Fish???

Everyone wants to catch fish on topwater but not everyone knows how to do it. The baits in this video are all PROVEN fish catchers! Tie one on, head to the lake, and if there is a topwater bite going you'll load the boat!

From Whopper Ploppers to Buzzbaits to Poppers, these baits are proven producers that you can fish with confidence on your local waters. 

Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Evergreen ShowerBlows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH
River2Sea Whopper Plopper 110/130: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
Dirty Jigs Canterbury Buzzbait: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if
Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen Color): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Teckell Sprinker Frog: http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI
Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP
River2Sea Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
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Sprinker Modification: The key to success with the Sprinker Frog is an exposed hook. We found that by removing the stock hook and replacing it with a Gamakatsu Wide Gap 3/0 Frog Hook we got a much better hookup to land ratio. This is going to eliminate a lot of the "weedless" benefits of the frog but if you're running in open water around cover, your hookup ratio will double by using this hook.

Gamakatsu Frog Hook 3/0: http://bit.ly/2rMTDlJ

Favorite Frog Rod...
Rod- Expride 7'2" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Favorite Whopper Plopper Rod...
Rod- Zodias 7'6" Med/Hvy Moderate: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K (7:1 Ratio): http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

General Topwater Rod...
Rod-Dobyns Fury 734: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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