Spring Topwater Bass Fishing – Everything You Need To Know!

Whopper Ploppers, Frogs, Poppers, Buzzbaits, and Walking baits are all great Spring topwater lures. Today Matt explains the signs that the topwater bite has started, where to throw the lures, and when each style is effective. He also gives key tips on retrieve, cadence, color, and gear selection.

The excitement of a topwater explosion is unlike anything else in bass fishing. Once you’ve had an explosive strike you can’t wait for the next! Knowing when to put the time in to get those bites is the key. Is today a good day for a popper? Would you have caught more bass with a buzzbait? Matt explains explains how to choose the baits based on conditions, fish behavior, and location.

Color selection is very simple with Spring topwater. If you cover the 3 basics of white, black, and chartreuse, you’re prepared for virtually any situation. It doesn’t hurt to throw a natural bluegill in from time to time as well.

Below is a breakdown of the baits Matt discussed in the video as well as Matt’s top choices for hook upgrades, rods, reels, and more.

Walking Baits…

-River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

-Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

-Bubble Walker 128: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY

Poppers…

-Yellow Magic 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

-Splash It Standard: http://bit.ly/2Fp8MQV

-Bubble Walker 80: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY

Frogs…

-Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Gavacho: http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS

Buzzbaits…

-D&M Slow Roller (Clacker removed): http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

-Brabec Double Buzz: http://bit.ly/2OVAfjy

Whopper Ploppers…

-Whopper Plopper 75 and 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Hook and Split Ring Replacements…

-Regular Treble- Owner ST-36: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

(small baits size 4, large baits size 2)

-Feathered Treble- Gamaktsu Black: http://bit.ly/2Ii4IXO

-Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire (Size 2,3,4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

All-Around topwater Combo…

Rod- Curado 7′ Medium: http://bit.ly/2E9gktQ

Reel- Shimano SLX 150: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 40 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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