Topwater Strikes - Incredible Underwater Footage Of Bass Blowing Up On Topwater!

Topwater Blow Ups, viewed from below. Whopper Plopper, Frog, Popper, and Walking Baits. There is a ton to learn when you watch how bass react to lures. Watch how they stalk the surface baits, or ambush them, or fight over them, depending on the lure and the competition. 

This is a unique perspective that has virtually never been seen before. The only other footage we're aware of is our own footage that we produced last year. Watch closely at how the fish position, when they strike, and what triggers the reaction. Studying their movements will make you a better bass fisherman this summer. 

The lures...

Whopper Plopper 130:
Whopper Plopper 110:
Colors- Bluegill, I Know It, Bone

Bully Wa 2 Frog:
Colors- Goliath, Ghost

Bubble Walker 80 Popper:
Colors- You Know It

Rover 128 Walking Topwater:
Colors- Abalone Shad, Funky Tiger

Matt's All-Around topwater Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 893C JWR:
Reel- Chronarch MGL HG:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid:
Leader- Maxima 17 lb Ultragreen:

Budget Topwater Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Colt 7' Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano SLX HG (Available For Pre-Order):
Line- 40 lb Power Pro:

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Whopper Plopper 75!! Sneak Preview!!

The Whopper Plopper is coming in an all-new 75mm size! This bait is shorter but bulkier and has an awesome action! Are you amongst the masses of anglers that have fallen in love with the Whopper Plopper? You're going to love this new version!

The 75 is a completely different profile than its larger siblings. While only 75mm long it boasts a much wider and taller body shape with a large, bulbous head. The result is a bait that pushes an aggressive wake, creating a large presence in the water, and its paired with a larger tail so you get that deep Whopper Plopper sound you've come to expect from the larger sized baits. 

The bait won't officially release until ICAST this week and will be available to the public shortly after but you can pre-order today! 

Whopper Plopper 75:

The bait is equipped with heavy-wire size 4 hooks so fishing the bait on the right rod is critical to your hookup ratio. We recommend a true medium action 7'-7'2" rod, even going as far as a medium crankbait rod. 

Recommended Gear...

Rod- Curado 7'2" Medium Crankbait:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K (7:1 Ratio):
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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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:
(Blue Back Herring, Emerald Shiner, Natural Gill)

River2Sea Rover 128:
(Funky Tiger, Ghost Minnow, Sooner)

Yellow Magic Popper:
(Smoke Shad, Japanese Shad)

Lobina Rio Rico Popper:
(Albino, Risque, Tennessee Shad)

River2Sea Bubble Walker 80 and 128:
(Sooner, Abalone Shad, You Know It)

Whopper Plopper 130 and 110:
(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:
River2Sea Rover:
Evergreen ShowerBlows:
River2Sea Whopper Plopper 110/130:
Dirty Jigs Canterbury Buzzbait:
Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen Color):
Teckell Sprinker Frog:
Yellow Magic Popper:
River2Sea Bubble Walker:

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:

Favorite Frog Rod...
Rod- Expride 7'2" XH:
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:

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

General Topwater Rod...
Rod-Dobyns Fury 734:
Reel- Casitas 150:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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