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Topwater Fun

Postby Leper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:49 am

A quick video of a session I had chasing Aussie Bass late last season. No monsters were caught but they were still fun off the top!

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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby lantana » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:28 pm

looks like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby pavo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:54 pm

Love topwater bass fishing.
Great vid thanks for the summer psych up bud
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby rocketV » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:56 pm

:grin:
Fresh is best, but I don't mind some salt every now and then!


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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby Mackayak » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:53 am

Nice that time is coming soon :love: :wink:
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby cam07 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:23 am

Cool
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby arpie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:36 pm

Nice one, Brad ...... even tho small - they are still feisty!! That last one didn't look too small tho!

The time when you retrieved the lure super fast cos you didn't get a hit ..... try that in a shallow bream bay .. and stop it abruptly half way - it really gets the big bream fired up & they chase it & often overshoot it!! :wink: Or just add a 'glide' at the end of the 'stop' .....

Same rules for bass & bream! :gu:

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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby 1lastcast » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:40 pm

Great video.
Hard to beat top water anything, bass in a lovely setting for the win.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby clutch » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:43 pm

Nice vid and rod work. You gotta love surface fishing. So what happened to the right paddle blade?
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby Leper » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:02 pm

clutch wrote:Nice vid and rod work. You gotta love surface fishing. So what happened to the right paddle blade?


I fish some tough country and it snapped in a small set of rapids. I then found it didn't reduce my ability to paddle but was very useful for pushing off things so I never bought a new one. Might be time to now as it has deteriorated along the shaft now as well! It will be sad to retire it!
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby Mootly53 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:06 pm

It's always great watching your videos , i love surface fishing and havn't had the chance to get out for a fish , although the fish were not huge , they put up a good fight and looked healthy . Looking forward for some more , thank you .
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Re: Topwater Fun

Postby Leper » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Thanks again for al the comments guys, I haven't taken the GoPro out enough this season and will have to do it a little more often!
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