Topwater Lure Vs. Paddletail Lure (Live On The Water)

What is your go-to lure for early morning fishing action?

Do you prefer topwater lures or paddletail lures?

In this episode, we are putting the Slam Shady paddletail lures up against the Salt Strong Moonwalker topwater lure.

Listen in as we break down when you should use a paddletail lure or use a topwater lure.

We cover the basics of using subsurface and topwater lures in the early morning as well as:

  • When is the right time to switch from topwater to subsurface lures
  • What to look for while fishing in the early morning
  • Testing out different retrieves and tactics for subsurface lures

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What is your biggest catch using either the Slam Shady paddletails or the Moonwalker?

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Greg Batchelor
2 years ago

Love it!

Pablo Diaz
2 years ago

Always enjoy when both of you fish. Enjoy the discussion and the fish catching. Can’t wait to go out with my wife tomorrow- it’s been a while due to other priorities.
Slam Shady tied on. Tight lines

Randy Shaw
2 years ago

Love it guys ,Just can’t figure out who is giving the other “lessons” Love fishing with my younger brother and listing to the smack when i’ catch more then him !! Thanks for the video

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Randy Shaw

Thanks so much for making time to post the nice comment Randy!

Art Heiter
2 years ago

Nothing like the first light bite…

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Art Heiter

Absolutely! No better way to start off a day.

Anthony Bishop
2 years ago

Curious if y’all have ever used the back half or 2/3rds of the slam shady jerk bait as a nub.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Anthony Bishop

Yes, it’ll absolutely work as long as it’s hooked right… must have darting motion without helicopter spins.

Bill Zimmer
2 years ago

Not sure exactly how long the Slam Shady Bomber has been around but it catches a a wide variety of fish vs the moonwalker. Flounder, Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Trout and a huge, 5 1/2 lb Sheephead so far on the Bomber.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill Zimmer

How awesome that you even caught a sheepshead on the SS Bomber!

Ron Mattson
2 years ago

Thanks for the excellent video. There is a dramatic catch difference between ‘walking’ and ‘running’ the dog. One can walk it too slow or too fast. Stopping the walk sometimes is effective.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Ron Mattson

Great tip Ron!

Kim MacCartney
2 years ago

It would be nice if you guys did like John Skinner and listed the gear you are using.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Kim MacCartney

Great suggestion Kim! I just added the equipment list right below the video in this post.


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