Topwater fishing is one of the most exciting ways to reel in a lunker bass. Check out these topwater explosions to see why.
If you're not quite ready to hang up your bass rod in favor of your favorite gun or bow, take heart, topwater fishing can still put big bass in the boat. As cooling water temperatures bring big bass to the shallows to feed, topwater tactics become the key to reeling in a lunker.
These topwater water explosions will make you want to hit the lake and capitalize on the fall bass bite.
The fact that most of your buddies have put their boats in the garage for the winter means that you'll have less competition, but they may decide to head out on the water again when they see you grip and grinning with a monster bass.
Topwater fishing is one of the most exciting ways to catch big bass and topwater explosions like the ones in the video are the reason why.
Topwater lures such as stick baits, frogs, and buzz baits can be effective as late as December, as long as bass are still chasing baitfish in shallow water.
Use a medium action rod and cast to the edges of heavy shallow water cover that's likely to hold baitfish. Walk or twitch your lure back to the boat. When a fish explodes through the surface of the water as it inhales your lure it's sure to make your heart skip a beat; but be patient and avoid setting the hook prematurely.
Once you've seen a few fall topwater explosions, you might just decide to leave the bow at home until the whitetail rut.