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Swam My 8" Swimbait Today

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I tested my 8" bass today before work. It floats upright with it's back even with the waters' surface and the plastic tail fin sticks out about a quarter of an inch. It swims at the same level..right at the surface and pushes water out in front of it. Stays up right even on a quick retrieve. Short twitches cause it to turn head-first about 90 degrees. Is this considered a wake bait? How do you guys fish this bait? I have never fished a topwater swimbait. No one down here in Louisiana uses this stuff. I'm sure I can figure it out. Just wondering what the preferred tactic is. Thanks.

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I fished my lipless wakebaits a while on the steady retrieve.. slow swimming and got some bites but a couple guys who fish my baby bass wakebaits were telling me they get blasted just letting it sit and giving it a twitch here and there kinda like a popper. I tried this and Whammo twice the bites.. try pitching it into pockets and letting it sit till the fish cant take it anymore and kill the thing.

I tested my 8" bass today before work. It floats upright with it's back even with the waters' surface and the plastic tail fin sticks out about a quarter of an inch. It swims at the same level..right at the surface and pushes water out in front of it. Stays up right even on a quick retrieve. Short twitches cause it to turn head-first about 90 degrees. Is this considered a wake bait? How do you guys fish this bait? I have never fished a topwater swimbait. No one down here in Louisiana uses this stuff. I'm sure I can figure it out. Just wondering what the preferred tactic is. Thanks.

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That's what i'm talkin about..that's a tactic i'm used to. Like twitchin a rapala around cover.

The Lake I fish is full of submerged wild celery (eel grass), and is gin clear. I wonder if a little slow rolling above those grassbeds would work also.

I'd like to see your baby bass. I'll do a search in the gallery. Thanks for the input.

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