Based on Angler Bait Recommendations the Topwater - Walking Bait is typically fished in the following months.
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My Rod & Reel Setups for Top Water Fishing

  • You need at least 1 shorter rod for more control
  • If just one : 6'-8" Medium Power BaitCaster
  • If two : 7'-4" Medium Heavy Power BaitCaster
  • High speed gear ratio reel like 8.3:1
  • 50lb Braid
  • Use a 14-17lb mono leader if braid is tangling on front treble

How To Fish Topwater Lures

Primarily based on environmental conditions...mostly water temp. Needs to be warm water above 60F.
  • More bites on clear water
  • Dirty water use a noisy bait
  • More production on low light days

Summertime Walking Topwaters...

  • You want a large 3 hook size and a smaller 2 hook size
  • Medium action rod slightly under 7ft works best
  • Use 15lb monofilament not braid
  • Reel 4-5ft and stop, then go slow, then repeat
  • Sunny use translucent
  • Clouds use darker