What do you guys think is the top water bite done with for the year for smallies on the umpqua?
NKlamerus said:Not at all, it'll slow down some during the afternoon heat but focus on mornings and evenings
Ditch the buzzbait, hookup ratio isn't great, if you want to keep throwing it at least switch out the skirt for a soft plastic and maybe add a trailer hook
Grab a spook and learn to walk the dog, great shad imitation for the umpqua and not something a lot of people throw anymore
On Saturday a buddy of mine had a double on a Whopper plopper, they are definitely still chomping
any particular color choices. I was told that the PB&J ned rig is what is hot right nowtroutdude said:IMO Topwater is best at this time of the year (last 2-3 hours of the day). Lucky 13's, Zara Spooks, Jitterbugs, etc. It's so much fun to see topwater attacks and take downs!
I never thought of a flatfish for topwater!DG1959 said:Largemouth are striking an f7 frog flatfish. I slay them about sunset doing the same troutdale said. The big bass when they hit top water makes my heart skip a beat like ducks committed to decoys.