The Best Time To Throw Topwater Lures In WINTER
Most people put up their topwater lures in the winter.
And generally, that’s a good idea.
The fish are lethargic and less likely to chase down a twitching lure on the surface…
But for those of us who love throwing topwaters, there are actually some times when it can be really effective in the winter.
See when those times are in the video below!
Best Times To Throw Topwater In Winter [VIDEO]
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In between cold fronts, when the weather starts to warm up a bit, is when you can think about throwing topwater lures.
In the summertime, you want to get out there early in the morning because that’s when the water is coolest.
But in the winter, it’s the opposite.
When the sun starts to go down on a warm winter day, after it’s been warming up the water all afternoon, is one of the best times to throw topwater.
The other time you can throw topwater is on an overcast day during a warming trend.
How To Retrieve Topwater Lures In Winter
In the winter, when the fish are lethargic, you want to slow down your retrieve with all lures, including topwater lures.
I like to do several short, aggressive twitches, and then pause.
Usually, fish will hit on the pause.
And as far as color, it doesn’t matter too much, but I like this Super Spook Jr. in bone or black.
Although topwater lures aren’t a good idea for most of the winter, during a warming trend they can be really fun and effective.
Fish them as the sun is getting low or on an overcast afternoon and slow your retrieve down to maximize your strikes.
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Have any questions about throwing topwater lures in the winter?
Or any other suggestions I missed?
Let me know down in the comments.
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