Calling all diehard topwater junkys

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Calling all diehard topwater junkys

Post by DetroitBassN » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:27 pm

I fish almost strictly topwater and im already gearing up for spring. I have my stick baits of choice and poppers but im looking for a very productive prop bait. Ive tried many but the only guaranteed catcher for me has been the smaller heddon torpedos. Problem is i fish a very heavy fished reservoir and im looking for a prop bait thats not too big but has some weight a fancier torpedo with a little more weight would be killer. I never had success fishing twin prop baits like the bees but im really looking for a good prop bait. I caught a few last year on lucky crafts wake tail but the size catches didn't stack up to the old school torpedo. I will be fishing this on a med fast triumph with a JDM Steez 103HL lined with 12lb sunline natural. Any solid recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Ill be fishing darker water.

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Post by bigturtle » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:02 pm

deps buzzjet, megabass i loud, ima helips grande, jackall binksy, jackall chan wake, and megabass lapstick were ones iv had success in the past.

Of those, I really like the jackall binksy because you can slowly straight retrieve it and the blade will clack against the back prop, turning it into a mini floating buzzbait. Very versatile bait.

The megabass lapstick can be fished very fast and I like it as well.

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Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:39 pm

Huge fan of the Binksy. Not a traditional prop bait, but you can work it so many ways. Great size and weight. Not to big or small. I also really like the Ima Helips. Not as versatile as the Binksy, but I dig it. I'm more into smaller wing type baits like the Dstyle reserve and Megabass Grand siglett. Fun stuff that most fish haven't seen.

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Post by Cristo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:40 am

Gandy lures have very nice prop baits oh and huge +1 on Buzzjets :big grin:
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Post by jwfflipper14 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:01 pm

DetroitBassN wrote:I fish almost strictly topwater and im already gearing up for spring. I have my stick baits of choice and poppers but im looking for a very productive prop bait. Ive tried many but the only guaranteed catcher for me has been the smaller heddon torpedos. Problem is i fish a very heavy fished reservoir and im looking for a prop bait thats not too big but has some weight a fancier torpedo with a little more weight would be killer. I never had success fishing twin prop baits like the bees but im really looking for a good prop bait. I caught a few last year on lucky crafts wake tail but the size catches didn't stack up to the old school torpedo. I will be fishing this on a med fast triumph with a JDM Steez 103HL lined with 12lb sunline natural. Any solid recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Ill be fishing darker water.
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Post by DirtyD64 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:20 pm

Sorry to say this, but I cannot stand topwater... Nothing is better than catching a huge topwater fish and the blow ups are one of the best things about fishing. I however just am not a good topwater fisherman and don't have much luck with it is why I don't enjoy it much.

The topwater's I do great on though are prop baits and poppers. Maybe you should give a look into the Ima Helips Grande and/or Ima Helips. I have been able to use them and keep up with friends who are much better with topwaters of all variations. Another good one is the Rapala X-Rap Prop and the Lucky Craft Kelly J Prop Bait in either size.

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Post by DetroitBassN » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 pm

You say your not a good topwater fisherman because you don't want to be. I fish almost exclusively topwater from shore or docks under any conditions almost. Im addicted. I catch some big ones for northern strain. Check out my show and tell pictures.

I wish I could have my old account back I was here a long time. Call talked me into an f4 Elseil back in the day that ill forever regret selling. I use a Triumph rod now lol. I do have a JDM Steez 103HL on it ill never part with. Im 34 now I must of been early 20s when I was on here and coming back the wealth of knowledge still to be found here at tackletour is amazing. Thanks everyone.

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Post by DetroitBassN » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:22 am

Keep the recommendations coming but add what you notice and like about the lure compared to others.

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Post by DirtyD64 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:11 am

The Ima Helips a few people mentioned just flat out works. The Rapala X-rap Prop has a longer skinny profile so that is a way to switch it up. I am assuming you've already used the smallest Whopper Ploppers???

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Post by goldrod » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 am

Personally, the I Jack is what i am looking to get but
I have several ILoud prop baits and they work when you go slowwwwww.. you can't go fast the slower the better
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Post by Draethe84 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:13 am

3 of my personal favourites:
- Bassday Bubble Crank
- Bassday Bustle
- LuckyCraft Network Members Special NW-Amigo

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Post by zodiak311 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Buzzzzzzzzjet, pick the right size for you, and it's good to go.
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Post by goldrod » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:20 am

of course you would have to beef up your equipment for a iprop
but with your current setup i’d have to say the rapala skitter prop but with hooks
that weighs it down more. Also i lucky craft prop bait. they are great in my experience
and their props spin with the minimum efforts
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Post by chreim20 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:32 pm

I do very well on the Ima Helips like some have mentioned. Everything about the bait is quality and it's made in Japan. I will add, if your a topwater guy, you should have a Jackall Pompadour Jr. in your tackle box. I can't believe how well that's produced for me on highly pressured lakes.

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