Surface scratchin’: For love of the game

Topwater fishing is arguably among the most enjoyable ways to catch bass because strikes can be explosive and totally unexpected when they come. Courtesy/Matt Williams
Anyone who has spent much time around me knows I'm a bass junkie at heart and a topwater nut from way back. I like to catch bass any way they’ll bite, but I had rather fool them with a surface lure than any other way. The eccentric melody of a topwater plug at work definitely toys with the mind, but it is the violent explosions that sometimes happen when a big bass eats one that keeps guys like…

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