Spoons fished as a topwater...hmmm. Now you are entering the realm of creative lure thinking! The only topwater spoon fishing I have done for BASS is with the Johnson Silver Minnow. Of course it is great in pads..but sometimes when you have massive moss clumps it can be fished/dragged right across the top. The bass see the movement from below and crash through the moss to get it. If there are pockets and open areas it can be flutttered into them after being dragged along the top of the moss mats. Often the bass nail the spoon as if falls off the moss mat into the open area and flutters downward.
For MUSKIES I occasionaly will take a very large spoon that has a large surface area to it and fish it with a skittering motion across the top of the water. The Eppinger's Husky Devle and Husky Devle Jr. are ones I use for this technique. Another spoon that should do the trick is Lindy's Gator Spoon...although I haven't used a Gator Spoon as a topwater myself. The idea is to skitter and skim it along the surface on the big flat edge. Often ski's just blow up on it. However, if you see them following you can let it fall back on them and they almost always nail it as it falls into their face. A very little used technigue for ski's...but one definitely worth having in your bag of tricks.
Top water spoon fishing... great stuff...and great question!
I've had big pike do that too!I'll hear the soundtrack to jaws when I see the wake coming then like you said let it drop & start to pick it back up & whammo. My adrenilien just took a jump! Fishing the river I've caught a few frogs on the way in.I like the bigger ones and take that Johnso & lip hook it. Then work the edges parrallel to shore. Those pike that are sunning themselve next to the bank can really explode on that set up. Dang ,there goes that juice again! I can just picture it in my head,too vivid for late night posting.
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