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Best Prop Bait Reel

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Reels recommendations for using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel

$269.99

Reported by
Hobie_Joey

Elk Lake (MN)

Hobie_Joey reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Elk Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Threw the whopper plopper at the mouth of the River and the smallie blew up on the topwater. "

Reported by
Brandon Garrett

Lake Pepin (MN, WI)

Brandon Garrett reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Lake Pepin. Additional comments from this report: "This week there were quality bass, both laregemouth and smallmouth are in shallow water near rocks and riprap. Topwater search baits like Whopper-Ploppers or the Berkley Choppo 120 can work all day, and were all we had to throw to put together a limit of 3, and 4lb fish. Cast right up to the rocks, retreive at the right speed for that pop pop sound, and repeat. A few bass could also be found at the downriver end of Pepin hitting topwater in the sloughs, where there were wood and current eddies. "

Reported by
OutdoorWoman

Banner Marsh (IL)

OutdoorWoman reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Banner Marsh. Additional comments from this report: "The topwater bite has been on FIRE!!!!! It's been vital to be on the water pre-dawn, and will last up until around 9-10am, depending on cloud cover. They are sitting at the edge of submerged weeds to deeper pockets of water. There has been a decent breeze/wind as well. When they short strike the choppo/buzz bait, Ill skip a swimbait or fluke and 4/5 times they will nail it. "

Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel

$209.99

Reported by
Metro_Mallard

Upper Prior Lake (MN)

Metro_Mallard reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Upper Prior Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Running a Chappo over laydowns got my biggest bites but also caught numbers throwing a wacky rig senko near shady areas with Lilly pads. "

Reported by
Simi

Clearwater Lake (MN)

Simi reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Clearwater Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Fish the reed islands that have a drop off from 2 to 3 feet to over 20 feet deep. Fish were coming up off the ledge hitting top water baits. Lots of 2 to 4 pound fish. Buzz Baits, Spooks and Whopper Ploppers all fired up the fish."

Reported by
Cliff BUCK

Lake Koronis (MN)

Cliff BUCK reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Lake Koronis. Additional comments from this report: "Cloudy all day gave up the Texas rig for topwater. Caught a lot of different species while targeting bass. Caught more fish then I could count. Heavy grassy areas off points, the topwater action was solid. "

Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel

$79.95

Reported by
Jim Hickey

Opechee Bay Reservoir (NH)

Jim Hickey reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Opechee Bay Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "Spring bank outing targeting smallmouth cruising the shallows feeding on perch and minnows while prepping to spawn. Cast #90 Perch WP over top of secondary point with scattered chunk rock to entice 3 smallmouth into striking while working WP with a steady, medium-speed retrieve."

Reported by
Paul

Mississippi River (Monticello) (MN)

Paul reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Mississippi River (Monticello). Additional comments from this report: "Actually, Mississippi River fishing was in Stearns County near Sartell"

Reported by
Scott Clark

Stony Lake (MN)

Scott Clark reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Stony Lake. Additional comments from this report: "At Dawn and Dusk work a topwater along the shore and weeds."

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