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You Have Never Seen Top Water Action Like This!

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I wanted to share with you one of my favorite days of fishing ever. I had one of those trips where if I wouldn't have brought my camera, no one would have believed me. I was fishing top water poppers when an explosion of 20+ bass began busting the surface right beside my boat. They were knocking shad 4 feet out of the water. I caught several bass on a popper over 5 pounds and this trip will be remembered as long as I live!

 

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Russ, pretty awesome video. Thanks for sharing. Would have loved to been out there too!

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Holy cow man, that's amazing. Good times!

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Cool! Had something similar happen last year on G'ville during a tourney. Had 2 fish in the well an hour before weigh in. Saw the shad busting the surface and caught my last 3 keepers and culled the 2 that were in the well in a matter of 1/2hr.

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Great video, that never happens up north. Never seen bass busting on top like that before. I`ve seen it Striper fishing at Raystown Lake, and in the ocean.

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That is so d**n cool to see fish busting shad like that.  This reminds me of fishing for Hybrids/Stripers the way they were feeding.  To see a 6-7lb hybrid bust the surface, it sounds like a gian toilet bowl is being flushed

 

Awesome vid

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What camera were you using to make the video?  Looks like you had a "hatcam" going.  Thanks for sharing BW.

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Great vid. Looks like too much fun.

 

Will still be a month or two here in Virginia before the bass move deep and bust the shad schools like that.

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Great video, that never happens up north. Never seen bass busting on top like that before. I`ve seen it Striper fishing at Raystown Lake, and in the ocean.

 

This is so true. I've seen a fish or two bust like that up here in the north, but never in a school that size. Maybe it is just our PA lakes?

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Exactly what happened to Jason Christie in the Elite series last tournament. He went from 11th to 1st on last day bc of same scenario bass happened to be busting shad all around him. Think he ended up with 18lbs+ in first few hours of his day.

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wow very lucky to have that :D i love topwater action even if you miss all your hits its still excellent to see them busting

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Exactly what happened to Jason Christie in the Elite series last tournament. He went from 11th to 1st on last day bc of same scenario bass happened to be busting shad all around him. Think he ended up with 18lbs+ in first few hours of his day.

That is exactly what happened.  The kid is HOT!

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Very cool, congrats

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I love it when they are busting bait-fish like that!

 

Did you get frustrated when they were smacking the bait-fish and they weren't hitting your top water popper?  I have found that if you have a sub-surface lure like a fluke or little george as well as a topwater on hand it can help you dial in on what they want.  I remember one time using a spook as the water was boiling around me with fish and they didn't hit, until I switched to a small double willow spinner-bait.

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One of the coolest videos I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

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Amazing.  Never see that in New York.

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That is a dream come true! By the way, how do you like that 175 TXW? I've got the exact same boat.

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Thanks for bringing the camera, that was a great video. I noticed the suface bubbles remained intacted, sign of a good top water bite.

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Oh man! I woulda shipped pants, AND my kayak!

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What camera were you using to make the video?  Looks like you had a "hatcam" going.  Thanks for sharing BW.

It's a flip mino camera and a go pro.

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