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Dave T.
Posted 7/7/2018 8:08 AM (#911708)
Subject: burning topwaters?





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i know during summer speed can kill with bucktails, but does anyone burn or speed up on top?

just occurred to me, and might try it with some topraiders or summin'

true tiger tamer
Posted 7/7/2018 10:28 AM (#911720 - in reply to #911708)
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Definitely works when you get a follow, you can't move it fast enough.
Fishysam
Posted 7/7/2018 12:21 PM (#911729 - in reply to #911708)
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Super top raiders, the counter rotation keeps the bait from rolling
ghoti
Posted 7/7/2018 2:21 PM (#911735 - in reply to #911708)
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Location: Stevens Point, Wi.
buzz bait
T.Carlson
Posted 7/7/2018 3:53 PM (#911746 - in reply to #911708)
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As said above, Super Top raider. Also, Low Riders from MuskyBuster are good
Dave T.
Posted 7/7/2018 8:49 PM (#911761 - in reply to #911708)
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thanks guys, but im not really asking what to use

just asking if people do in fact burn topwaters?
lifeisfun
Posted 7/8/2018 3:57 AM (#911767 - in reply to #911708)
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Location: Ontario
Yes, many fish in the boat every year doing that
T.Carlson
Posted 7/8/2018 6:17 AM (#911768 - in reply to #911708)
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Yes, absolutely people do this with good success. But, the bait matters quite a bit. A normal single prop bait will just roll in the water when burning.
otto
Posted 7/8/2018 7:47 AM (#911773 - in reply to #911768)
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I've seen topwater burning used as part of a 1 - 2 presentation. First guy burns the toppy and the clean up guy follows with something slower. Not always effective but I've seen it at least a few times where the toppy activates the fish but it won't eat that but it's cranked enough to eat the follow-up.
Dave T.
Posted 7/8/2018 8:05 AM (#911774 - in reply to #911708)
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sweet! thanks guys.
UglyPike
Posted 7/8/2018 3:02 PM (#911791 - in reply to #911708)
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Location: Niagara on the Lake, ON
love those super top raiders
Mr Fisherman
Posted 7/8/2018 8:53 PM (#911825 - in reply to #911708)
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Check out Slither Tackles Rattler its a buzzbait
djwilliams
Posted 7/9/2018 8:23 PM (#911921 - in reply to #911708)
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Location: Ames, Iowa
I vary retrieve speed on topwaters all the time I am fishing them. I will move at what I consider normal, then speed up, then move it a little more methodically. Rumblers, Topraiders, Jackpots, same for crankbaits I twitch. I do this because I have seen fish struggle at the surface slowly or chase baitfish or insects, or flee a feeding bass. I even troll prop bladed tops within 60 feet of the boat thinking a muskie would consider it a panicked baitfish escaping a boat.
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