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Old 04-28-2006, 11:43 AM
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Question for you school tuna pros...

Can you recommend a few topwater lures for casting at SBFT's? Looks like fun, goona buy an outfit for this summer....

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Old 04-28-2006, 01:07 PM
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Yo-Zuri hydropencil, and Surface Cruiser in pink/yellow, or blue/purple
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:08 PM
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Yozuri Hydro poppers- replace the trebles with a single 3X hook and upgrade the split rings..

Most metals work fine as well...
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Ive had better luck with tins. Theyu last a lot longer than plastic topwaters. Try...

Braid Slammer Jigs
Diamond Jigs
Crippled Herrings
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:21 PM
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I have had luck with "Crippled Herring" type lures. When schoolies are busting on top, this type of lure looks like a dazed and confused bait fluttering to the bottom...easy pickens....oops, fish on.

They are not exactly "top water" though...
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Roberts Ranger, with heavier hooks
Yozuri GT Bull
Frenzy popper
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:58 PM
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Guess I didn't need to specify topwater lures, really any recommendations on anything you guys like to use is great, forgot about the crippled herrings, I've heard they are super effective.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:50 PM
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Metal period
When a tuna rushes your bait you will see a pressure wave this can make a plastic bait float so it misses the hook or snags it either way your screwed If you don't mind 10$ the 1-2 oz maria jigs are great The new spro jigs come with gammi hooks and look even better
I'm cheap so I use the deadly dicks #3 or hopkins shorty's This is a throw it and rip it across the surface type deal If your blind casting try a gags rocket or what has been mentioned
The tins are also great chaff protection as well
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:19 PM
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Ditto on the deadly dicks and crippled herrings. Change out both split rings and the hook. I like owner hooks around an 8-0 It looks goofy but you can fire these a mile and they match the hatch well up here.
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