Over my years of becoming "serious" with tournament bass fishing, I have
found myself reading a ton of materials. I read magazines, articles,
books, and news boards as well watch fishing shows of television. I
can't get enough information. Sometimes I think I may just read too
much and confuse myself.|
I started clipping articles, saving news clipping, and creating my own little book of tips and techniques.
In this article, I'm going to share some of those tips for surface
lures with you that have helped me with my bass fishing learning curve.
When is the right time to throw surface lures?
-Most bass experts believe the time to start throwing surface lures is
once the temperature starts to get around 65 degrees. Post spawn should
be going on during this time and the bass will be leaving the beds and
resume feeding heavily; however there are always exceptions to every
rule. Many big bass have been caught in water temperatures close to 45
Watch out for surface schooling.
-Large numbers of bass will chase baitfish to the surface in the summer
and early fall. Looks for birds circling and fish breaking water. Have
a top water lure tied and on and ready. When this happens, cast into
the breaking water and you are almost guaranteed a strike.