Fishing Report: Topwater Time!

Fishing Report: Topwater Time!
September 8, 2013, 2:45 pm
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While the bite is improving, thick hydrilla makes it tough to get to the fish. Find holes or edges and take a top down approach.

Low morning tides and cloud cover might help the topwater bite this week. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “The week starts around 80 getting back to 90 by Wednesday and cooling to the upper 70s toward the weekend. Best chance of showers or storms will be Wednesday and Thursday. Overnight lows in the mid 60s to 70 until the weekend when overnight lows drop into the 50s.”

With low morning water, use hollow frogs on 60-pound test GAMMA Torque braid, poppers like Lucky craft G -Splash and walkers like the Aurora Black Lucky Craft Gunfish will also work. The frog is really good over thicker grass. Make long casts.

As the tide falls, and the topwater bite subsides, Mann's Baby 1-Minus and chatter jigs will work in scattered grass. Swim jigs on 16-20 pound

GAMMA Edge Fluorocarbon line can be worked through thicker grass. When the moving lure bite is over and the tide starts to come back in, try stickworms Texas rigged with a 1/16 ounce Water Gremlin BullShot weight. The moving lure bite should continue longer with cloud cover. Move to docks and areas without thick grass as the water rises.

With areas of matted grass, loose grass etc., try the hollow frog again under sunny mid day skies. Also rig a 1-ounce premier Tungsten weight on 60-pound Torque Braid.  Peg the weight and Texas rig a HardNose Craw. Pitch to grass mat methodically covering the mat and allow the bait to punch through. Best on sunny calm hot days!