I love the time of year when the water warms enough to be able to throw top water anytime you want. This typically happens in Texas around April and lasts sometimes into November. Everybody loves top water. The thrilling surface action; there’s just nothing really like it. For me though it serves a couple of different purposes. Number one, it’s a great search bait – you can cover a lot of water with a top water and often times, even if the fish doesn’t strike the bait, it may bump or ripple the water to let you know he’s there. It also catches really big fish. People don’t think about topwater being synonymous with big fish, but that is a fact. Sometimes you have to work them really fast or maybe really slow, but they will often get you a big bite.
The top water family is big from buzzin’ frogs to buzz baits to prop baits to poppers to walking baits to frogs. They all have their place.
I always have several tied on. So pick one up and get ready for an explosion