Ventured out today on a little fowl weather scouting mission. The wind was blowing a steady gale out of the NE and we had periods of light misty rain, but those are the kind of days a topwater enthusiast dreams about. The conditions were just right and they were smoking anything we threw at them. Most of the fish were nice 20-24″ keepers with our biggest approx. 27″. We probably ended up landing at least 40 and who knows how many blowups we had……….unreal topwater striper fishing! Out of all the fish I target on topwater baits, no other species can compare to a hungry striper on top.
The bait of choice for us today was the Rapala Skitterwalk. The Skitterwalk is an excellent choice for those who love to throw a “walk-the-dog” style bait on a windy day. It’s a little heavier than other baits and stays down in the water and maintains its action in a chop.