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

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

Postby Randingo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:21 pm

jerkbait22 wrote:Are you guys talking about the 1/4oz rico or the 7/16oz rio rico? I have a couple of the rio rico but never fished the smaller rico.

They're both great, but the little 1/4 ounce Rico is something you have to experience. I don't know why that little popper catches the numbers and quality of fish it does, but it's a bait I won't go fishing without.

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

Postby njbasscat » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:33 am

Randingo wrote:
jerkbait22 wrote:Are you guys talking about the 1/4oz rico or the 7/16oz rio rico? I have a couple of the rio rico but never fished the smaller rico.

They're both great, but the little 1/4 ounce Rico is something you have to experience. I don't know why that little popper catches the numbers and quality of fish it does, but it's a bait I won't go fishing without.

I agree. I have both but the smaller one catches more fish.

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

Postby Basspastor » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:35 pm

My favorite topwater is a hollow body frog, can't pick a favorite. Something about getting giants in the jungle that just gets me going.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

Postby BigG » Thu May 04, 2017 12:42 pm

Excalibur Zell Pop R 1/4 oz.

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

Postby gailt » Mon May 08, 2017 3:26 am

p[op R,but I'm getting the Rico after all the positive reviews.

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

Postby spookybaits » Mon May 08, 2017 6:00 am

:-#

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

Postby down4ttown » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:10 pm

Megabass Iloud, Buzzjet, Storm Arashi Spook type

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

Postby mhood » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:31 pm

I will always cherish my old Hula Popper. 8-)
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Re: What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

Postby Johnny A » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:12 am

One's Bug would have to be a favorite.

Rico a major disappointment.

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Postby poisonokie » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:35 pm

Johnny A wrote:One's Bug would have to be a favorite.

Rico a major disappointment.


Though I have to agree with this 100%, be careful saying things like that around here. You're likely to be Tarred & Feathered... digitally.

I must admit I did catch a nice little kicker while taking mine for a brisk walk, but it was during optimal topwater conditions and it's still bull crap that I had to replace those hooks.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

Postby Mike and Pike » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:46 pm

While not truly a topwater lure (rides about 1" under the surface temps if you want), this is now my favorite Fryebait. I have made a few varieties. They catch skies.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Topwater Bait? ~~~~~~<:------<<

Postby Rodster14 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:39 am

Megabass PopMax and Pop x

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

Postby timsford » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:57 am

lucky craft sammy and black cavitron are neck and neck

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

Postby poisonokie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:47 pm

timsford wrote:lucky craft sammy and black cavitron are neck and neck


Just ordered a chartreuse/white Cavitron. Sounds like a winner. Never given buzzbaits much of a shot.
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