The conditions were perfect for a buzzbait bite — post-frontal with a nice chop on the water, just enough to break up the profile of my bait. It was a textbook presentation. Jami Fralick
As I am doing my Tourney prep for this weekends derby, I am pondering this statement by Jami. I want the bass to eat topwater baits but I am not sure the conditions will allow, but if it does....Wow!
Topwaters that appeal to smallmouth may not necessarily appeal to largemouth. A buzzbait, I think is one of those lures that appeals to both species and throw spotted bass in there too for that matter.
I prefer a single blade white or black War Eagle but that's me, I sometimes will tip it with a fluke or some other type of spinner bait trailer, but don't be afraid to run it with just the skirt and no trailer. If you ask KVD he would have a trailer hook on it.
Gotta get back to prep.
low skies, low light, and a slightly cooler day than you've been having, the topwater bite turns on
fish are using shallow water cover, the buzzbait will flush them out.
drawing fish out of heavy cover in both stained and clear water
anywhere you can locate wood or vegetation
light winds to flat calm
Water Temperature Guide
mid- to high 40s and on the upswing
until below about 50°F