Top Water Bait Bass Hog Fishing
Many of your Bass fishing people begin casting Surface Baits in the spring,
once the water temperature tops the 65 degrees. This does not always hold true. The bass can start earlier or
later depending on what part of the country you’re located.
This will go along with the Post spawn period, the time when Bass are
leaving the beds and putting on the feed bags or what they call active feeding. The top water bite normally
will continue throughout the summer and fall until the water again starts to drop back to 60
Again I must state there are exceptions; I have caught big fish when the
water temp was at 45 degrees. Go back to my website and read about the Bass Talking To You. They will let you know what they want and when they want it. I have even heard guys
catching big Hogs in the middle of a snow storm.
Where You Should Use A Top Water Bait:
Use top water bait around shallow cover. Bass love hanging around shallow
cover like weed, rock, and wood. In big lakes and ponds, you can tease the Bass into striking the Top water
Bait and that is sometimes called a reaction strike.
When a Bass hears all the noise that you’re making on Top of the Water, he
will investigate what is making the noise if you repeat your cast to the same spot.
On Main Lake Points because Bass will hold (Suspend) off the points under
Stumps/Humps/Drop Offs and lay in waiting for some small bait fish to come by and then explode on
In the Summer time when the bait fish start to school, the bass will follow
and they will be in large numbers chasing the bait fish. We call that a feeding