How To Easily Trigger Topwater Strikes
Here’s how to easily trigger topwater strikes with any type of surface lure!!
Topwater action is just so much fun.
Find out more in the video here!
How To Easily Trigger Topwater Strikes [VIDEO]
Lately, lots of requests have come in to help anglers perfect the walk-the-dog retrieve of most topwater lures.
It is no secret we love the Salt Strong Moonwalker and it’s also a super effective lure.
This lure just alone has actually won me inshore fishing tournaments.
However, the walk-the-dog retrieve can be a bit challenging for a number of reasons.
So are there lures out there that cause the same topwater strikes as topwater lures but that doesn’t need to be retrieved like one?
The Strike King KVD Wake Bait is a bill-styled crankbait that runs just on the water’s surface.
It can run on the surface or even just below.
Wake Baits actually take all of the work out of the equation entirely.
The lure does all of the work and creates its own wobble by itself.
Simply pair this lure with a straight and steady retrieve for maximum results.
The objective is to appear as injured bait or bait skimming across the surface, running away from predators.
It actually just does an excellent job of appearing natural and like an easy meal to BIG fish.
Additionally, the lure’s wobble creates a low-frequency rattle designed to call fish in from far away.
When To Throw The Wake Bait
If you are fishing in a high tide situation, it is best to find and fish around some structure.
Grass lines, points, as well as covered oyster bars, are spots of extra interest during high tide.
Moreover, if you are trying to cover lots of water on a grass flat, this is the best option for you.
Fellow Fishing Coach Pat Ogletree likes to call these,”…the paddletail lures of topwater”.
As we move further into fall, creek mouths and drains are going to hold lots of hungry redfish.
If you are out fishing on a lower tide or slack tide, you will want to find pockets of deeper water.
With the Strike King Wake Baits, if you speed up your retrieve, the lure will dive deeper into the water and you can fish it subsurface.
Keep in mind you will have to speed up your retrieve to bury this lure under the surface but keep in mind that negates the topwater action of the lures.
Treble Hook Replacement
The Strike King Wake Bait is almost perfect, but you don’t need those treble hooks it comes with!
Single inline hooks actually increase your hook-up ratio and ensure you’ll bring more fish to the boat.
Bigger fish have a tendency to shake treble hooks which ruins your fishing and it can even endanger you as an angler.
The Strike King Wake Bait has already become a go-to lure for me that I ALWAYS have in my tackle box.
If you’re struggling to perfect the topwater walk-the-dog style retrieve, then try out a Wake Bait.
The redfish love them!!!
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