JP DeRose of the World Fishing Network offers some tips on the proper setup for open water fishing with topwater lures.
Topwater fishing for bass is generally done around cover like lily pads and weed beds. However, open water fishing for both smallmouth and largemouth bass can be very effective with top water lures.
Learn some tips on the best type of line, reel/gear ratio, and rod length to use when employing topwater lures while open water fishing.
Use these tips on your next fishing trip and you may just have some success open water fishing with surface lures.
After all, topwater strikes are just as exciting in open water as they are near the banks!