Jun 15, 2012
Tiny Bubbles Tell a Topwater Tale
By Mike Pehanich
When’s the best time to fish topwater lures?
Topwater fishing is visual, explosive, sometimes frustrating, and ever exciting. It also produces more than its share of big fish.
The only trouble is that it often seems to be a boom or bust effort – or an endeavor filled with more disappointment than fish.
So how do you know a good topwater day from a bad one?
Pro bass angler and Vicious Line pro staff member Marty Stone learned to “follow the bubbles” years ago from an old angler. Work your topwater lure for a few seconds and see if the bubbles your lure creates leave a lasting trail. If so, it might be worth working those walking baits and poppers and frogs.
Does it work? Marty believes so, and so do other pros I’ve met in my travels.
Watch this exclusive Small Waters Fishing video, and maybe you, too, will follow the bubble trail!