Top Choice: Guide targeting tailing hybrid striped bass with topwater lures

COOPER — “Want to do something different?” guide Tony Parker asked Sunday night. Curious, I asked what he meant. “You want to catch tailing hybrids on topwaters?” he asked. He had me at hybrid striped bass and topwaters. I have only gotten to fish hybrid stripers and stripers on topwater lures once or twice in 30 y…

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NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.20 feet low. Black bass are slow on watermelon creature baits and topwaters. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 86-89 degrees;…

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NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 0.05 feet low. Black bass are slow on watermelon creature baits in 2-6 inches of water. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 83-86…

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NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 82-85 degrees; 0.13 feet high. Black bass are slow on topwaters and swim jigs early. Later in day Texas rig 7-inch worms in watermelon red are effective fished on docks. Crappie are fair on white jigs.…

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NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 79-84 degrees; 0.09’ high. Black bass are good on weightless Senkos and Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows…

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PineyWoods BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 0.78’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and swimjigs near shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut…

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