Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Top-water lures during low light periods break the mid-summer doldrums

Posted July 20, 2016 at 2:07 pm

An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else.

The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the break room at work. Once bitten by the top-water bug, it becomes part of your fishing arsenal for life.

Daytime bass fishing grows increasingly tough in the heat of July and August. Fishing a top-water lure during the edges of the day draws vicious strikes.

“The last hour of daylight to a little after dark is one of my favorite times to throw a top-water lure in summer,” said Adam Shepard, senior biologist with the Center for Mollusk Conservation

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