|Topwater lures: Walk-the-dog|
Topwater lures fall into a variety of categories, all of them designed to mimic baitfish. Probably the most common type of topwater lures are walk-the-dog type baits. These are torpedo-shaped lures with two or three treble hooks and swim in a zig-zag pattern, when retrieved with a consistent twitch of the rodtip.
These lures swim with their nose slightly up and tail down, so that a striking fish will grab the rear hooks. The baits come in assorted sizes, and at times it’s important to match the size of the lure to the baitfish in your area. If you’re seeing mullet six or seven inches long, then you might want a lure of similar size. Going to a bait that’s slightly smaller-say four or five inches-will draw strikes as well, but the larger baits will usually catch the biggest fish.