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Old 05-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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How do you fish topwater baits in the surf?
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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I like to throw poppers and stickbaits when there is a little more chop on the surface or if its rough. Walking baits when it is calm. I catch a lot of big specks in the surf on walking baits. Alway add some 40lb mono or light wire or else you will lose some quick to bluefish and ladyfish.

I also like to throw big "offshore" style poppers in the surf for big jack crevalle. They're a blast to catch on surface baits and don't be surprised if you hook a big king, blacktip shark or tarpon on one either. I've had all of the above hit some of these bigger poppers.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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I didn't realize they were right in the surf like that. I've always thought those were offshore or in the bays. A buddy of mine who fishes Mexico Beach gave me a bunch of these. What fish will bite them.

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Spanish - throw as far as possible with 10#line 20-30#floro, fast retrieve until you find the right speed. Repeat until worn out. I like sunrise and sunset for close to the beach spanish.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:56 AM   #5
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I also like to throw big "offshore" style poppers in the surf for big jack crevalle. They're a blast to catch on surface baits and don't be surprised if you hook a big king, blacktip shark or tarpon on one either. I've had all of the above hit some of these bigger poppers.
Hell yeah! Last time I was in Hawaii, I stocked up on the huge poppers they use there for Ulua(giant trevally) and I've had everything take a swipe at them here. Nothing beats seeing a big fish blow up the water taking one of the big poppers
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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Cool I'll be there in 12 days. Will those still be biting?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Cool. Guess I'll be hoping for choppy surf.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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Damn, I thought that was my secret lure, I have caught a little bit of everything on that kastmaster. spanish, blues, skips & even a few small sharks. good luck!!
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Good info, wish I would have known this a week ago!
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