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8 hours ago, siusaluki said:

If you ever fish northern MN or WI, make sure you have some hula poppers with you.  I've never liked them, but I've had my butt kicked a few times by my brothers in the tannin/tea colored lakes and rivers up north.  It's all about the pause with those. Cast it out, give it a big PLOOP, then let it sit still for 30-60 seconds.  My WTD lures work up there too, but those poppers really work for big fish at times.

Used to be the only bait and technique that I would use for bass in NY, CT and PA. Loved fishing them at night. The sound of an unseen bass sucking in a topwater is incredible. Didn't start fishing plastics and jigs until I went to college. Fish WTD baits in current and poppers in still water.

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I always flyfish when I'm on a river, but speaking of chugging walking baits a Storm Chug Bug tied on with a loop knot is a killer walking popper.  I do great with it on the lake, and I've never heard it mentioned as a good river Smallie bait.  Bet it would kill in slow water.

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9 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

I always flyfish when I'm on a river, but speaking of chugging walking baits a Storm Chug Bug tied on with a loop knot is a killer walking popper.  I do great with it on the lake, and I've never heard it mentioned as a good river Smallie bait.  Bet it would kill in slow water.

I don’t go anywhere without my chug bugs. They catch fish on the river. 

Last night the wiggle minnow got a little love.  Thanks to @Harps for the boat ride and picture.

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9 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

I always flyfish when I'm on a river, but speaking of chugging walking baits a Storm Chug Bug tied on with a loop knot is a killer walking popper.  I do great with it on the lake, and I've never heard it mentioned as a good river Smallie bait.  Bet it would kill in slow water.

I've worn out a couple chug bugs in dirty water lakes in IL.

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On 6/27/2019 at 9:35 PM, Gavin said:

Some proven odd balls out of this box. Confidence baits.

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That Arashi looks familiar ;) Glad its caught fish for you!

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On 6/27/2019 at 9:35 PM, Gavin said:

Some proven odd balls out of this box. Confidence baits.

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I love the Top Dollar, of course. I fish the Gunfish often. Identify the others for me and the others.

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