A Beginners Guide To Top Water Fishing Lures For Largemouth Bass
Top water bait fishing can be a little more difficult to master than some other fishing methods for many aspiring anglers, but with practice it is always a very effective means of catching largemouth bass when conditions are not favorable for other fishing types. The main thing to keep in mind is the way to catch any fish is to pay attention to what is already happening in their surroundings and imitate it.
While learning how to fish with top water baits it is imperative that you remember there are too many variables to explain to anyone in one article. Most of what you learn is going to be from the experience of casting a rod and actually fishing. That being said, everyone has to start somewhere if it is a thing they want to do, so starting with the basics and how to choose the correct baits is a very good beginning.
The most important things to think about when deciding to fish top water lures are: 1.) the water color and clarity (the darker the conditions due to lack of sunlight or cloudy water conditions, the darker the bait should be), 2.) the size of the bait being used (if possible note the size of the shad or live bait schooling in the area), and 3.) the presentation of the bait to the fish should mimic the activity of the fish. If the fish are not active, choose a larger bait and retrieve it slower. Try getting them excited by fishing with something that makes some noise. You may be surprised to find that the fish don’t like to be annoyed by these pesky, noisy baits. If the fish are more aggressive, or if you see a feeding trend happening, match it up with a larger bait and fish it much faster, and hold on for some fun!
While it will take some time to learn everything that can be taught about fishing with top water baits for largemouth bass, with enough patience and practice it will be well worth the effort. Every body of water and every weather pattern has its own requirements for a successful fishing trip, and every fisherperson has his/her own favorite bait and way of fishing, but a beginner needs to try his/her hand at all of them in order to find the one that is right for them!