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Old 07-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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hey guys I wanted to try topwater fishing in the late evenings instead of using live shrimp. What are some good choices in tackle for topwater speck and spanish fishing in the bays? The other day I caught my personal biggest trout late in the evening on a live finger mullet hooked through the tail. I liked how the mullet just swam around slowly right below the surface. Are there any good lures that look and move like the finger mullet I used the other day? Thanks for any info.
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chug bug and work it slow not making it throw a lot of water...kills the trout and reds....plus working it slows gives them multiple shots at eating it
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Talke a look at Mann's 2012 catalog, page 4, The Waker. It runs 1 to 3 inches deep. It's a good one. Plus it's U. S. Made


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Most of the walk the dog lures mimick mullet. Zara Spook, Top Dog, Rapala Skitter are at the top of most lists. Fun way to fish, but you'll lose lots of hookups because these lures are all heavy and have good mass for the fish to throw when they jump and shake their heads.

When it's calm enough, I always have one of these on a rod. I'll second what someone said in another post the other day, it seems they attract the biggest trout in the area, although unless conditions are just right, I don't think you get as many bites as you would using other methods.
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Skitterwalk 11mm. Any color, personal preference is red and white. You will loose specks frequently though as they shake their heads when hooked, as mentioned above. Frustrating but worth it
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I have tried them all and my favorite is the super spook jr. You can throw it a mile, it is easy to walk, and it is a good size for slot reds to get in their mouths. You will double your hookups if you remove the factory hooks and replace with Gamakatsu #2 EWG treble hooks.
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