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

Dobyns Rods Champion XP Crankbait Rods

$239.99 – $269.99

Reported by
LipRipper_MN

Lake Pepin (MN, WI)

LipRipper_MN reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Dobyns Rods Champion XP Crankbait Rods on Lake Pepin. Additional comments from this report: "Fall is in the air! Colder mornings here, fish have split off off weedlines and moved to hard structure (rock, drop-offs, and wood) covered lots of water with the Strike King Sexy Dawg and other moving baits imitating shad! "

Reported by
Dicky D

Upper Cormorant Lake (MN)

Dicky D reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Dobyns Rods Champion XP Crankbait Rods on Upper Cormorant Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Just got back from Upper cormorant Lake for a week with my family. This was some of the most exciting topwater fishing I have ever seen. Water temperature was mid 70s and water clarity was maybe 1 - 2 feet due to a algal bloom. Fins any shallow water cover and hold on. This big bait seemed to really draw them to the bait. It really excelled in the morning and at the end of the day, but by the end of the trip I was throwing it all day. "

Reported by
Bmorris07

Lake Hartwell (GA, SC)

Bmorris07 reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Dobyns Rods Champion XP Crankbait Rods on Lake Hartwell. Additional comments from this report: "Fish are really spread out and not schooling much. Generally waited for them to fire up before making a cast, and were not really relating to anything other than bait. "

St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods - EOL

$150.00

Reported by
Ean Unverzagt

Pool 5 Mississippi (WI)

Ean Unverzagt reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods - EOL on Pool 5 Mississippi. Additional comments from this report: "Found a HUGE school of fish along a rock spine this morning. It's much easier to find these areas when current is pushing heavier as you can see the current seam better. Don't be afraid to throw bigger baits for these fish!"

Reported by
Omnia Fishing

Cecil M Harden Lake (IN)

Omnia Fishing reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods - EOL on Cecil M Harden Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Look for steep ledges close to shore where a bass could ambush bait fish. Keep on the lookout for shad busting indicating activity. Make long casts and walk the bait at a rapid pace. "

Reported by
STEVE OUELLETTE

Douglas Lake (TN)

STEVE OUELLETTE reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Casting Rods - EOL on Douglas Lake . Additional comments from this report: "Fished the BFL as a co-angler out of Dandridge. We started close to the ramp sitting in 20 to 30 feet of water. My Boater was live scoping fish so I was fan casting to busting fish in the back with the Shower blow. Caught my 1st keeper on my second cast. Had 3 others miss my bait so followed up with a Caffeine shad which they would hit on the fall. Caught my second keeper burning a Strike King Hybrid hunter through schooling fish. Ended the day with 3 keepers and caught Several smallmouths on topwater."

Dobyns Rods Kaden Casting Rods

$179.99 – $189.99

Reported by
Bmorris07

Clarks Hill Reservoir (GA, SC)

Bmorris07 reported catching Spotted Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Dobyns Rods Kaden Casting Rods 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."

Reported by
The.CPT

Lake Tarpon (FL)

The.CPT reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Dobyns Rods Kaden Casting Rods on Lake Tarpon. Additional comments from this report: "Fish were suspended in about 5ft over 15ft of water, in front of staging areas in front of spawning pockets. You could scan around to find the wolf packs or just cast around until they starting busting on the bait at the surface and casting to them! "

Reported by
Colby Carson

Cotile Lake (LA)

Colby Carson reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Hard Topwater (Walking) technique and Dobyns Rods Kaden Casting Rods on Cotile Lake. Additional comments from this report: "My dad and I found the baitfish early and they were crushing only the walking bait and not a popper. He caught the best one at 3.5lb so that’s why he’s in the picture and not me lol."

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