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Whens the topwater fishing going to start...? Is there a certain water temp or minimum temp for it to come alive? Preferences poppers or or walk the dog style lures?
 

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Hey CMTU, WELCOME. It's good to think that way but can you really do it? Another North Wildwood guy.
 

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Hey thanx...well we will see..just finishing the boat up...should be hitting the stripers and weaks soon!! where do you fish at?
 

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Originally posted by CaTcH-mOrE-tHeN-YoU:
Whens the topwater fishing going to start...? Is there a certain water temp or minimum temp for it to come alive? Preferences poppers or or walk the dog style lures?
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CaTcH-mOrE-tHeN-YoU,
Welcome to the BassBarn.Com,
Gald To Have You Aboard..............

TopWater Action, I always considered that
a warm water bite like in the Summer and Fall..
Nothing like watching a Bass Explode and Come Out
of the Water Taking Something off the Top.


Good Luck To You This Season.....
 

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Yea, the stripers are more interested in whats going on below like shrimp and crabs. It's later in the season when mullet and gunker get their attention topside.

However there is a fish that will take a look at the surface for some action. BLUEFISH. I've seen them actually chase schools of grass shrimp to the surface. The shiners will also get them up top. When you see the birds diving or splashing fish get ready. May want to bend the barbs or replace the trebles with single hooks. Nice two - four pound spring blues on the surface are great ways to practice for the late summer early fall stripers.

I like the poppers. Something about smacking the surface that gets the blood at both ends of the line going. Good luck.

Good luck and watch the birds.
 

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Then There Are Reports Like This -
"I also was in 6 feet of water and seen about 3 or so Large weakies pushing Bait to the Surface the Purple Glow was "BEAUTIFUL" and the Fish were ""HUGE"" :eek:
from yesterday - that just drive me crazy...

So - If You Got Em-- Use Em :D

[ 04-28-2004, 12:00 PM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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thanx for all the welcomes...ill be posting a lot now that im registered but thanx for all the tips you can bet ill be out catching them soon!!
 

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They've started hitting topwater plugs in the Delaware River by Trenton, at least before the washout this weekend. Just mud for a few days now.
 

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shad dart dressed with a 5 - 6" blood, suspended from 2" cork bobber on fluro. Would that be "close" to topwater? :D
 
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