Fishing Topwaters and Jigs for Reservoir Bass – My Rod/Reel Arsenal is Back!!!

With water temps in the 80s and an abundance of baitfish everywhere, the summer bass pattern seems to be in full effect! Matt and I head to the Occoquan Reservoir in search of some feed bass. The morning topwater bite was fast and furious, but once the sun came up we slowed down our presentation with some finesse jigs targeting shallow structure/cover.

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Lures Used:
-Heddon Super Spook Jr. 3.5″ (1/2 ounce, white/chartreuse)
-LiveTarget Hollow Body Frog (2.25 inches, green/brown)
-Strike King Tour Grade Finesse Football Jigs (1/4 ounce, black/blue)
(trailer) Zoom Baby Brush Hog (cut in half)


Rod/Reel/Line used:
-Team Daiwa Zillion Type R with a 13 Fishing Envy Black 6’10” med/fast
-Shimano Antares DC with a Kistler (discontinued model) 7’0 MH/fast
-Team Daiwa Steez 103HA with a G Loomis GLX 6’6″ MH/fast

-Sunline Sniper fluorocarbon (14 lbs)
-Suffix 832 braid (30 lbs, 20 lbs)
-Seaguar Tatsu fluorocarbon (leader – 15 lbs)


Camera Gear:
Gopro Hero 4 silver
External audio
Chest Mount
Portable Tripod
Sony a5100

Editing Tools:
Final Cut Pro X


Location: Fountainhead Regional Park, Virginia
Date: July 1st, 2016
Primary Pattern: Topwaters in the morning/Jigs in the afternoon. Targeting shallow grass and wood.
Time Fished: 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
Air Temp: High of 84 degrees, low of 70 degrees
Water Temp: 81 degrees
Water Clarity: 15 – 22 inches
Conditions: Partly Cloudy with winds from the S up to 9 mph


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