Winter topwater

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Riley201dc
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Winter topwater

Postby Riley201dc » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:28 am

I have heard guys mention winter topwater on these forums before and talk about punkers etc. I recently got a toxic slop stopper which is a decent size walking bait and was wonder if you guys had any advice about when to throw topwater in the winter and if it even works lol....

Dave Brabec
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Re: Winter topwater

Postby Dave Brabec » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:41 am

Stripers will eat topwater year round

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Re: Winter topwater

Postby mark poulson » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:23 am

Bass will hit topwater when they are up in the water column, and in winter, that means a few days of sunshine and warming water temps on the edge of shallow flats.
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Chad Sweitzer
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Re: Winter topwater

Postby Chad Sweitzer » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:49 am

Spotted Bass will hit topwater all year, I've caught some good ones and lost some huge spots on long tapering points in January on spooks.
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Riley201dc
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Re: Winter topwater

Postby Riley201dc » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:22 pm

Chad Sweitzer wrote:Spotted Bass will hit topwater all year, I've caught some good ones and lost some huge spots on long tapering points in January on spooks.


Wow excited to give it a try thanks the for info

Bass boy dave
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Re: Winter topwater

Postby Bass boy dave » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:36 pm

i always keep a spook in the boat. I had some crazy days on Berryessa with schooling fish in the winter. the cold doesn't seem to bother the spots at all also.

zack75
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Re: Winter topwater

Postby zack75 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:16 pm

Just about every January we get those two or three days in a row that damn near reach 70 degrees...I lick my chops and bust out the 8" Punker....those big girls love to sun on rock in the afternoon and will definitely make the trip up for a BIG, SLOW meal. It might be a one or two bite day but with the 8" Punker it's the right bite. Get some "that guy has no idea what he's doing throwing top in January" looks...but that's ok, I'm clearly clueless.


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