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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Which Topwater Baits Should You Throw? Ft. Eric Cooper

When it comes to topwater walking baits Eric Cooper has got it dialed! He's got different baits, different tricks, and a unique approach to fishing them. Come along as we dig into his topwater box and see some new baits. 

There is something magical about that explosive topwater strike on a still morning that keeps bringing us back for more! Day after day, season after season, the topwater addiction is a sickness all its own. We all know the power of topwater baits but most of us rely on a small handful of baits to find success. 

Eric's approach and varied arsenal has proven incredibly successful. If you've wondered about branching out and trying new baits, this is the video for you. See them in person where you can compare sizes, hear sounds, and listen to how each should be fished in this in-depth comparison. 

The Baits in Coop's Box (In no particular order)...

Lucky Craft Sammy: http://bit.ly/2hyADWA
Evergreen Shower Blows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH
Megabass Giant Dog-X: http://bit.ly/2yU84eE
Megabass Dog-X Diamante: http://bit.ly/2yQdpnE
Gan Craft S-Caper: http://bit.ly/2hcEKGI
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Lucky Craft Gunfish: http://bit.ly/2llg5UL
Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr
Yellow Magic Havana: http://bit.ly/2zHlFTK
River2Sea Whopper Plopper: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
Jackall Bowstick: http://bit.ly/2yWq1JT
Jackall Pompadour: http://bit.ly/2yNkCFf
Storm Arashi Top Walker: http://bit.ly/2iCXAua
Ima Big Stick: http://bit.ly/2gAf0TO
Lobina Rico Suave: http://bit.ly/2hdihcz

Owner Hook Keepers: http://bit.ly/2lj89Ui
Plano Deep Storage Box: http://bit.ly/2he2j1P

Upgraded Hooks and Split Rings...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 3 or 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Owner ST-36 Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Gamakatsu 1X Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2fJzTgu
Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0

Coop's Preferred Topwater Combo...
Rod-  Megabass Javelin 7'5" Destroyer: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY
Reel- Zillion SVTW1016SH: http://bit.ly/2i823Rz
Line- Sunline FX2 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2lkp8FE

Cooper's Budget Topwater Combo...
Rod- Daiwa Zillion 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2yOGpdh
Reel- Daiwa Tatula CT: http://bit.ly/2zT6tDZ
Line- Sunline FX2 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2lkp8FE

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