Best Prop Bait Rod
Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Rods recommendations for using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.
St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rods
$150.00 – $170.00
Wilson Lake (KS)
Joey Vanyo reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rods on Wilson Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Just returned from a kayak event on Wilson Lake and finished in the top 10. The fish are shallow! Most of my bites came in less than 1 FOW which is crazy considering the summer water temps. The fish seem to be related to islated pockets/coves off the main river channel. Locating pockets with bank grass, submerged buck brush, and bait was key to locating the fish. I started the day throwing a choppo along the shoreline. I chased the shadow lines from bluff banks for as long as I could. Once the sun was high, I transitioned to swimming a thunder cricket above the submerged buck brush and tight to the bank grass. Bone color worked best for the choppo. Darker colors worked best for the thunder cricket regardless of water clarity. You will get a lot of bites in the buck brush. However, covering ground was key to locating multiple big fish throughout the day. "
Lake Lanier (GA)
Kristine Fischer reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rods on Lake Lanier. Additional comments from this report: "Fall transition means find the bait find the fish. utilize the wind to locate prime main lake points and humps as well as major secondary points. Call up suspended fish with aggressive top water, wake baits and swimsbaits. "
St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods
$150.00 – $160.00
Stony Lake (MN)
Scott Clark reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods on Stony Lake. Additional comments from this report: "At Dawn and Dusk work a topwater along the shore and weeds."
Shellcamp Pond (NH)
Jim Hickey reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods on Shellcamp Pond. Additional comments from this report: "Early morning bank trip to Shellcamp for possible topwater bite. Carried three combos, one baitcasting combo with 14 lb mono for Whopper Plopper; one b/c combo with 12 lb mono for buzzbait & one spinning with t-rigged senko as follow-up bait. Alternated between plopper and buzzbait fishing along weed edges, rock point and over offshore cabbage patches. I had a few swipes at buzzbait but no hook-ups on the buzzbait or follow-up bait. Only two blow-ups on plopper, an over-achieving 11" largie and the nice ~ 4 lber in the picture. Though I only landed two, the big gal and amount of topwater action made the early morning trip worth the effort!"
Clearwater Lake (MN)
Simi reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods 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."
St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods
Bear Lake (WI) (WI)
Hookedupwi reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods on Bear Lake (WI). Additional comments from this report: "Some great topwater bass fishing is starting to heat up as fish begin their fall movement back to shallow cover and mid-depth structure. Don't be afraid to fish a Whopper Plopper over 10, 12, even 15 feet of water. The fish will come up for it when they are hot! Good luck out there guys!"
Gaskin Lake (MN)
Matt Johnson reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods on Gaskin Lake. Additional comments from this report: "In the summer to fall transition it can be difficult to find fish. Although this isn't a river, there is flow and the areas between islands and other pinch points fish like channels. Many are still deep even when the air temps are cool. We were able to locate a couple smallies on topwater baits like Spook Jrs. There is a large hump in the middle of the lake. We weren't able to locate fish here but it did provide good structure and it's possible the changing fronts during our trips turned the fish off. "
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Drew reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Prop) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rods on Hoot Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Hoot is part of the Otter Tail River diversion into a power plant located in Fergus Falls. The river enters the lake through a culvert on the north end and exits into a channel on the south connecting to Wright Lake. Follow this smallmouth superhighway and you’ll find fish located on structure throughout. Wild Rice on this lake especially. "