Debunking The #1 Topwater Myth
Today, we’re debunking the #1 topwater MYTH.
I had a great day of fishing in the lagoon and picked up on something that many anglers often overlook.
I’m talking about the most underrated time to throw a topwater lure.
Check it out!!
Debunking The #1 Topwater Myth [VIDEO]
At the time of filming, the water temperature was close to 80 degrees, and outside temperatures are even warmer reaching sometimes in excess of 100 degrees.
We’re talking about July and August in mid-Atlantic Florida.
That is both good and bad.
It’s good because the fish’s metabolism is more active so they’re going to feed more often and on a wider variety of bait.
As opposed to in the winter months when fish are a bit more lethargic and their metabolism slows.
During that time, the fish need the sun to come up so the water warms and they actively feed again.
Lots of anglers out there have a knee-jerk reaction to reach for a topwater lure at first light.
These low-light conditions are favorable for most anglers until about 8 or 9 o’clock that morning.
Now, everyone puts their topwater lures away for the day because the sun is too high in the sky to use them effectively.
While a paddletail, shrimp lure, or jerk shad will work as an alternative, don’t ever discredit cloud cover.
Or even a change in barometric pressure like a small storm system rolling in.
You can actively catch fish on topwater lures in the middle of the day.
The true impact is the light coming through the clouds and since the sun is at its low points during dawn and dusk, these tend to be the most favorable times to use topwater lures.
But if you’re out fishing in the middle of the day with similar lighting, why not throw topwater lures then as well?
The warmer water and low light from cloud cover or another change in pressure can spark a nice topwater bite.
You should throw topwater when the conditions are right.
Don’t hold yourself to only using topwater lures in the early morning or late evening.
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