What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

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What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

Postby Ranger Ron 620 DVS » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:14 pm

Mine is the River2Sea Whopper Plopper 190 in Rat Ta Tat, Yellow Head and I Know It Colors. I recommend is to get 40 lb braided line. You may want to replace the stock hooks with Owner ST36's.

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Postby goldrod » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:33 pm

jackall mudsucker and megabass iLoud or iprop which ever has the prop on it

but I have a whopper plopper just haven't caught nothing on it
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Postby SmegmaLover » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:49 pm

Jackall Pompadour and Megabass popmax.The Pompadour is killer all day and is amazing when it's nightime.

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Postby JBcrankaddict » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:58 pm

Been throwing the Jackall Bonnie the last few months, and it's an awesome topwater. Super loud, great action, and hookups have been almost 100%. Everything about this lure is different than the other topwaters I've been using in the past. Body shape, the way it sits in the water, and the sound are all different, and the big fish seem to love it.

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Postby poisonokie » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:26 am

This is impossible to answer. The Megabass i-Loud Prop Darter is up there, but in a world of Shower Blows, Pompadours, Binksies, Whopper Ploppers, and about a thousand others, there simply can't be only one. Never fished a Buzzjet, but I'm sure they're awesome, too.
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Postby goldrod » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:32 am

The evergreen popper is the absolute BEST popper out there
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Postby poisonokie » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:45 am

Everything evergreen is top notch. I agree, the One's Bug blows everything else out of the water.
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Postby jerkbait22 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:15 am

Thanks guys I guess I have to add the evergreen popper to my cart next time now.

For me if I had to pick one it would be Megabass Giant Dog-X because of the versatility (works in both calm and mild chop conditions). When I'm in search mode I prefer the walking baits as you can cover a lot of water with them.

My top three would probably be Giant Dog-X, Pop Max and the Shower Blows. Fished the whopper plopper 90 last year and was able to catch a few on it but need more time with it.

By the way I currently have two Pop Max's, three Shower Blow's, and 17 of the Giant Dog X :big grin:

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Postby Randingo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:29 am

Jesus! How can you pick a favorite topwater? Every one I throw is capable of eliciting a heart stopping strike. There are baits like the Pompadour and Whopper Plopper and the Buzz Jet that seem to piss bass off beyond all reason. And frogs in general are crazy exciting to to throw. I guess if I had to whittle it down, I'd have to have a popper and a walking bait. My favorite popper is probably the Rico. I just seem to always catch great fish on it. It's also responsible for the the single most exciting strike I've ever had: fishing in a little, spring fed backwater on the Ottawa River, I threw a Rico into a pocket in the pads. Ten feet to the right of the bait, the water exploded, and a three foot long pike launched itself into the air and swallowed my Rico. But I need a walking bait, too, and I guess my current favorite is the Diamanté or the Vixen. If I had to go down to just one, it would have to combine those two bait types, so maybe a Shower Blows or a big Gunfish... Screw it! This is too hard.

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Postby goldrod » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:15 pm

Randingo wrote:Jesus! How can you pick a favorite topwater? Every one I throw is capable of eliciting a heart stopping strike. There are baits like the Pompadour and Whopper Plopper and the Buzz Jet that seem to piss bass off beyond all reason. And frogs in general are crazy exciting to to throw. I guess if I had to whittle it down, I'd have to have a popper and a walking bait. My favorite popper is probably the Rico. I just seem to always catch great fish on it. It's also responsible for the the single most exciting strike I've ever had: fishing in a little, spring fed backwater on the Ottawa River, I threw a Rico into a pocket in the pads. Ten feet to the right of the bait, the water exploded, and a three foot long pike launched itself into the air and swallowed my Rico. But I need a walking bait, too, and I guess my current favorite is the Diamanté or the Vixen. If I had to go down to just one, it would have to combine those two bait types, so maybe a Shower Blows or a big Gunfish... Screw it! This is too hard.



the evergreen onebug can walk in place....pop spit chug.. oh and it can walk in place :whistle:
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Postby Ranger Ron 620 DVS » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:52 pm

There are many Topwater lures on today's market such as Topwater Walking Lures, Topwater Popper Lures, Topwater Prop Baits, Topwater Prop Baits, And Topwater Frogs. To attempt to choose just one is virgule impossibility. Too many choices and personal preference do to the fishing seasons and geographical locations. Just select a few and go fishing...

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Postby antisaint » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:13 pm

Duo Realis pencil 85/110, Evergreen shower blows 105

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Postby Phantasy_Fishing » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:37 pm

1) Jackall Bowstick 130 (Mat Tiger, Sparkle SS Shad)
2) River2sea Whopper Plopper 130 (Bone, Loon)
3) Lucky Craft Sammy 128 (Aurora Gold, MS American Shad)
4) Jackall Pompadour (Yellow Frog)
5) Black Dog Bait Lunker Punker G2 6" (Bluegill, White)
6) Livingston Lures Walking Boss II (Natural Perch, Midnight)
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Re: What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

Postby Dug » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:56 pm

There are so many good ones. The few I own and like to toss are:

Diawa TD Mouthwasher
Bill Lewis Stutter Step
R2S Wopper Plopper
Megabass Pagani Gatta X turbulence
Heddon Zara Swayback Spook
Spro BBZ-1 Rat 50
Savage Gear 3d Suicide Duck
Rebel POP-R
Bettencourt Baits Rodent

Want to try:
pompadour Jr

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Postby poisonokie » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:24 pm

I just ordered an Evergreen Justine (JT95, 3/8) and I think it's gonna slay. I always thought a Zara Puppy would, but I can't get mine to walk right.
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