Topwater Lures VS. Paddletails (When To Make The Switch)
Topwater Lures VS. Paddletails.
When should you make the switch from one to the other?
Let’s find out!!
Topwater Lures VS. Paddletails [VIDEO]
- Rod: 7’6 Slot Machine Custom Rod
- Reel: 2500 Shimano Stradic FL
- Line: 10lb PowerPro
- Leader: 20lb Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon
- Lures: Moonwalker Topwater Lure AND 5″ Alabama Leprechaun BOMBER
- Hooks: Hoss Helix Hook
- Scent: Dr. Juice Exclusive Saltwater Slam Scent
I was out fishing super early in the morning recently.
There were large schools of bait all over.
But topwater lures just weren’t getting the job done.
Typically, topwater is my go-to first thing in the morning.
But if you’re fishing around large schools of bait causing a commotion on the surface, it can be tough for those fish to dial into your topwater lure.
I switched over to a larger paddletail to fish below the schools of bait.
Fishing below or just outside the schools of baitfish draws more attention to your lure.
Predatory fish are looking to pick off the weaker fish off to the sides or below the masses of bait.
This is when you should make the switch from a topwater lure to subsurface paddletail lures.
The very first cast with the BOMBER, I hooked into a solid trout.
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