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Old 05-28-2009, 05:25 PM
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The boil, the splash, the visual that we all play over and over in our heads as fisherman. Then the line gets tight as we set the hook and teh fight begins. I was lucky enough to live this out today, even if they were only 1- 1.5 lbs.

I started out bream fishing with a beetle spin and caught a nice shellcracker and then a bass on it and thats all I needed. I picked up the topwater and on the second cast that familir bite came on and I set the hook on what turned out to be a crappie, not what I was going for but still a nice surprise. Then two casts later I had my 16 in fish explodeon the bait, it was textbook, the bait disappeard and I fought him in. I switched to a weedless grub and caught another 12 in. fish and the bite slowed down.

I move to the other end of the pond and pick up my topwater bait again. I caught a small bream on it and a small bass, then I have a fish about 3 to 4 lbs absolutely explode on it but i missed him. The next cast I lost one about 2 lbs. Then I backlashed and when I tried to pull it out I broke the line, good thing it happened then and not on the fish as this was my $20 plug and the only one I have, I dont believe they even make them anymore. I stripped off the old top line and got into the new line and started back to my fishing. I caught one more and missed a few more before I wrapped it up. It was a good afternoon and the fish were biting, the most fun I have had in a long time topwater fishing.

I still dont have one big enough for me to bother to enter the tournament [&o]Ill be after them all summer long though

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Old 05-29-2009, 05:56 AM
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Congrats on a good day fishing. I would rather catch a few small ones throughout the day, than wait 3 days with nothing just to catcha big one. The visuals you recieve when top water fishing are amazing. I have never really fished top water baits until recently, but I can honestly say I'ma converted fisherman.I just cant shake that memory of seeing an explosion in the waterlong enough to give anything else a try right now . Congrats again on a good day fishing!

ps, I dont believe I have ever seen or heard of a $20 plug. I would be so afraid of losing it that i would probablyretie the string every cast instead of every catch
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:42 AM
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I hear ya...I'm hooked too..I like the explosion..the bigger fish ..a lure that fishes the soup and the abilityto cover more water in less time.. I also tripled my catch ratio when switching to a medium rod over the medium heavy..and it's more fun.. Ifish top water so much now I have one rod that is only used for top water..a 6.4 ratio Pflueger President baitcaster..20 pound Power Pro..7 ' Ugly Stick medium action..so far ..so good.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:28 AM
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I love topwater too.

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Old 05-29-2009, 02:27 PM
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Nothing beats a Zara Spook on a warm summer evening. one of my favorite ways to fish.
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