Choosing Topwater Lures for Bass

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Bernie Schultz discusses how to choose the right topwater lure for the conditions when bass fishing. Here he caught a lot of big smallmouths on Mille Lacs lake in Minnesota recently and talks about how his bait selection was key.

Video Transcript: You know I get asked a lot how do you know when to use a walking bait, or a popper, or a buzzbait, or you know any kind of topwater bait; one with props. It’s kind of like soft plastics it’s a process of elimination I mean there’s, you spend enough time on the water you’re going to get a feel for what bait is probably going to work best first. But I got to tell you even the most proficient pro is going to figure out that it’s sometimes a process of elimination. You just got to go through the different body styles, different actions, and cadence is important ya know do they want a steady walking bait? Do they want a prop bait that chugs? You know you pull it and it stops and you pull it and it stops. The fish will tell you what they want it’s just you got to keep after it and keep experimenting and eventually you’ll figure out the right combination.

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