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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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: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
Colors- Bluegill, I Know It, Bone

Bully Wa 2 Frog: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Colors- Goliath, Ghost

Bubble Walker 80 Popper: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
Colors- You Know It

Rover 128 Walking Topwater: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Colors- Abalone Shad, Funky Tiger

Matt's All-Around topwater Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 893C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima 17 lb Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Topwater Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Colt 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV
Reel- Shimano SLX HG (Available For Pre-Order): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 40 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
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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: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

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: http://bit.ly/2zCjAtd
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K (7:1 Ratio): http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
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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