Fishing Tackle | Topwater Lures

Propbaits are similar to stickbaits, but they have a propeller at one or both ends.  Propbaits give you a few options for topwater fishing.  You can cover large areas with fast, steady retrieves or cover small areas with a slow, twitching retrieve, with a pause between twitches.

Tackle Recommendations

Rod, Reel & Line

Propbaits are usually fished with a baitcaster with heavier line and a heavier rod, however, spinning gear and 8 to 12 pound line will also get the job done while fishing for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass in open water.  If you’re fishing around heavy cover, go heavier and you’ll have a better chance to land that real big fish.

Best Fishing Techniques

Steady retrieve

Twitch and pause retrieve

What Eats Them

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Northern Pike

Shop Some of the Best Propbaits

Heddon Torpedo

Yo-Zuri Prop Baits

Rapala Prop Baits

Cotton Cordell Prop Baits

Jackall Prop Baits

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