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How to Fish Walking Topwater Baits

Professional bass angler Terry Bolton relies on walking topwater baits like the Rapala Skitter V when combing large grass flats for active bass. The seductive back-and-forth cadence of a walking bait is a proven fish catcher that when coupled with a knocker, can call fish from 20-30 feet away.

Terry puts the hammer down on several mid-sized bass in this video and takes the opportunity to talk how-to mechanics like how to set the hook while reducing misses and his preferred rod, reel and line combo for the job. This is an excellent video to watch if you’re getting into topwater bass fishing or just like watching a guy have a good time catching some fish.