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Best Walking 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 (Walking) technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel

$209.99

Reported by
LipRipper_MN

Lake Pepin (MN, WI)

LipRipper_MN reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Lake Pepin. Additional comments from this report: "Get out early! Beat the heat and beat everyone else out there, have been having awesome success early walking baits over points, and submerged grass! Bluegill or shad patterns based on the lighting conditions and water color! "

Reported by
Ben Rehm

Lake Of The Ozarks (MO)

Ben Rehm reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Lake Of The Ozarks. Additional comments from this report: "Fish the shorter and deeper arms within the grand glaze that DO NOT contain many docks. Target steep banks and/or laydowns with big topwater walking baits, bull shad swimbaits and poppers. Be sure to match bait size selection to shad size in specific creek."

Reported by
Doug Lezman

Croton Dam Pond (MI)

Doug Lezman reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Croton Dam Pond. Additional comments from this report: "Bass up shallow hitting top water "

Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel

$269.99

Reported by
Omnia Community Member

Gleason Lake (MN)

Omnia Community Member reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Gleason Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Bass are hunker down at the lily pads best approach will be top water."

Reported by
Tyler Darrow

Pool 5 Mississippi (WI)

Tyler Darrow reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Pool 5 Mississippi. Additional comments from this report: "Was able to work top water in many spots in the back water on pool 5. the sloppier the better. They seem to like the frogs very slow and the spooks work them fast with short pauses. My buddy and I had a 50+ fish day and the bass are eatin"

Reported by
River Rat Fishing

Bass Lake (91) (IN)

River Rat Fishing reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Bass Lake (91). Additional comments from this report: "Water temp 70 air temp 78 water clarity 1ft. Sunny skies and no wind. As soon as I launched the kayak I could see bass busting on bait fish in the grass. I walked the j walker over the grass. The bite sas good for about an hour after sunrise. Then the chatterbait bite was on until about 11 am. After that the bite shut down"

Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel

$209.99

Reported by
Roccoa Spurlin

Goat Rock Lake (AL, GA)

Roccoa Spurlin reported catching Striped Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Goat Rock Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Striped bass are killing top water while the water is generating. Soft swim baits are working very well also."

Reported by
Ben Hutchins

Kings Mountain Reservoir Moss Lake (NC)

Ben Hutchins reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Kings Mountain Reservoir Moss Lake. Additional comments from this report: "In the fall topwater walking baits are a great choice when it's windy. Fish will set up on offshore humps and points to chase bait. When the wind picks up they will usually bite a topwater walking bait. "

Reported by
Bmorris07

Clarks Hill Reservoir (GA, SC)

Bmorris07 reported catching Spotted Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Shimano Curado MGL 150 Casting Reel on Clarks Hill Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "Fish are schooling in certain parts of the lake, but it’s not happening everywhere just yet. Fishing is picking back up from the summer dog days of summer."

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