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Most Productive Hard Topwater Lure For You

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Just curious to see what everyone's most productive hard topwater lure is, whether it is a popper, walk-the-dog, or wake, etc... For me, it's the LC gunfish

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Mine is a walker. It looks like the forage (shad), has good injured action, and I can cover all kinds of water w/it.

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In the past few years, it was a frog colored Skitter Pop. This season, my top producing topwater was easily a 1/4oz. black Cavitron.

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Pop R in clear

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Megabass PopMax

 

 

 

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It has to be a tie between the Super Pop'R and the Rattlin' Chug Bug, both have really been fish catchers in my arsenal. I think the Chug Bug wins in number simply because I've been using them since they came out and while the Super Pop'R  has been around for quite some time, it has been as long as the Chug Bug. The Super Pop"R , also called a Premium Pop'R is 3 and 1/8" long and slightly thinner so it only weighs 5/16oz, and it has different finishes but because of the profile it has a  different sound and I'm convinced it gets bit more because of it. The Chug Bug is a popper and a walker combined, it is the easiest popper to make walk and what makes it so deadly is you can make it "pop" like most poppers but this one you make spit, and that is the very thing that makes a yellow magic, Zell Pop, and the Rico so popular, that spitting sound gets even neutral fish to bite, and add in the fact you can walk it  and it is a no brainer that it is one of the best topwater baits for producing numbers of fish.

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Easily the pop r type baits in 1/4

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Mine would be this specific one eyed Sammy 115. The color was MS Am. Shad, but it's mostly silver and clear now.  It's my most productive because it's the one I throw the most.  I've caught a ton of bass on that thing.

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Numbers it's hard to beat the original Michael, Iovino's Splash-it is a close second.

Big bass in the 4 to 6 lb range the Balsa Sammy is my go to surface lure, Jackall Pompadour is starting to become a close second

Trophy size bass Black Dog Wooden Lunker Punker followed by ABT Dirty Donkey.

Tom

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Lucky Craft Sammy

Second place wouod be a rapala floating minnow. Not really a topwater but at times it's deadly just twitched on the surface.

No other topwater bait even comes close to the number of fish I've caught on a buzzbait though!

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Super Spook Jr. in gold with black back with orange belly

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To elaborate on my original post a bait I really fell in love with last year was the Sebile Bonga Minnow 95. There is just something about it that makes it different then other spook style baits. It seems to be a big fish magnet for me and catcher numbers also. Not once have I read someone mention that lure ever and it's surprising. Maybe it is because they are expensive or because TW doesn't carry them. The funny thing is I had it for years and never used it till this year and boy was I missing out.

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I don't think price has too much to do, many baits over $10 have already been mentioned.  Probably because that bait is marketed toward salt anglers.

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Chartreuse buzzbait for me. It never fails me in the sunrise

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I've always had great luck with the tried and true Jitterbug in black. Some days i'll catch fish after fish on that......warm summer evening.....*sigh.....can you tell it's winter here in Indiana yet?

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I target smallmouth so I would have to say a clear tiny torpedo.

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I've always had great luck with the tried and true Jitterbug in black. Some days i'll catch fish after fish on that......warm summer evening.....*sigh.....can you tell it's winter here in Indiana yet?

 

I feel you! It's starting to get cold! Lless snow than usual though.. Hmm.. But yes, a black jitterbug is a killer bait on a hot summer night!

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Tiny Torpedo

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