Topwater Lures

Los topwater baits, como su nombre indica, son imitaciones de superficie que suelen ser el mejor objetivo de los bancos de peces en suspensión. Los cebos de agua superior se utilizan como cebo para una gran variedad de peces en diversas condiciones. La temporada anual de desove de la lubina, especialmente a finales de la primavera y el otoño, es notable; tras el desove, los peces se vuelven perezosos, hambrientos y buscan comida. Y durante los meses de verano, el metabolismo de la lubina comienza a acelerarse, lo que supone un reto para la pesca.

Los topwater baits pueden utilizarse en días tranquilos y soleados, cuando la visibilidad bajo el agua es buena y otros señuelos no son eficaces.

Los Topwater baits tienen varios tipos, los topwater baits más comunes incluyen: ranas, poppers, propbaits, whopper plopper, etc.


Topwater Lures Guide

Topwater Lures include many different shapes of lures, and their different types all achieve different swimming positions and movements to attract fish to bite. There are many types of Topwater Lures on the market today, such as poppers, frogs, propbaits, wakebaits, and more.

Topwater lures generally imitate injured creatures, escape or swim in various strokes to attract predators such as bass. Usually the erratic action of topwater lures is accomplished by a series of actions such as the angler jerking the rod or reeling in the line.

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Types of Topwater Lures

Here is a brief introduction to some common topwater lures.


There are usually two different types of topwater frog, a hollow body version and a soft plastic version. The former can float on the surface or on cover, while the latter is much like the buzzbait model. The topwater frog was not very common until a few years ago. Through the years of development and exploration by anglers, the potential of the topwater frog has been greatly exploited and they are one of the very effective lures during the warmer water seasons.

The more important thing to consider when using frogs is the water chosen. Ideally a pond (such as a lotus pond), a floating pond, or other covered water is ideal. topwater frogs just cut through the water, so there is no need to worry about hanging on the bottom. After casting out, reel in the remaining line and wait for a bite.


Poppers are hard plastic or wooden plugs, usually with a flat surface. When jerked quickly, they pop along the surface of the water, causing a splash and a sound that nicely mimics the appearance of prey struggling at the surface to attract fish attacks.

The splash and sound created by Poppers can be very effective in attracting schools of fish, so fishing with Poppers around shoreline cover is the best option. Casting them out is very effective in waters such as docks and seawalls.

Use the rod to cast the Poppers then jerk the tip down with a short jerking motion to make the poppers pop out of the water. You can try different rhythms over and over until a fish is hooked.


Propbaits have been around for a long time in the field of fishing props. They have become very popular in recent years, and Propbaits account for a large percentage of many fishing tournament wins. They are easy to fish and can produce a lot of action with just a short jerk of the rod.

Twitch & Walking Baits

Usually with a rod-like body, anglers using this lure will be no stranger to the phrase Walk-The-Dog. Twitch & Walking Baits wiggle back and forth in a seductive Walk-The-Dog action, mimicking a dying baitfish on the surface trying to escape.

The key to fishing with Twitch & Walking Baits is the Walk-The-Dog action. Cast a long rod and begin twitching the tip at a normal rate and reeling in the line with a slack pull. You'll have the lure bobbing back and forth for a short period of time.


Wakebaits are similar to crankbaits in that they usually have an angle that allows the lure to bob back and forth across the water. When the water is clear and the fish are in cover, Wakebaits can be very effective in attracting large fish in the distance that will be attracted to the wake left by the steady pull of the Wakebaits.

How To Choose Topwater Lures?


Since Topwater Lures contain many different types, their sizes vary greatly. Choosing the right size of topwater lures depends largely on the size of fish the angler needs to catch. Lures in general are designed to catch fish of different sizes. If you are targeting particularly large fish, then again you will need to choose lures of a larger size.


Usually the hooks are not made of very different materials, basically metal, but the body of the lures varies a lot. Some are made of soft plastic of flexible material, such as silicone lures, while others are made of hard plastic, in order to withstand the attacks of larger predatory fish.


The main types of topwater lures available today are poppers, wakebaits, frogs, walking baits, propbaits, etc. Different types of lures have different emphases. poppers produce a sound that attracts fish as you drag it through the water and require a sharp downward rod movement. walking baits are better suited for open water and simply drag slowly across the water to do its job, while types like poppers and other such lures require a jerk of the rod or residual line to make them produce action or rattle to attract fish.