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Topwater fishing is a style of angling that involves using lures or baits designed to float on the water's surface, enticing fish to strike from below. This method is characterized by the visual excitement of fish aggressively attacking the bait, often breaking the water's surface. Anglers employ a variety of topwater lures, such as poppers, walkers, and frogs, to mimic the movements of prey like insects, frogs, or small fish. Topwater fishing is particularly popular in warm weather and during low-light conditions, such as dawn or dusk, when predatory fish are more active near the surface. The technique requires a combination of skill and patience, as anglers must master the art of manipulating the lure to create enticing movements that attract fish. Successful topwater strikes are not only visually thrilling for the angler but also provide an exhilarating experience as the fish explodes onto the surface. Topwater fishing is known for targeting a variety of species, including bass, pike, musky, and even saltwater species like redfish and speckled trout, making it a versatile and exciting method enjoyed by anglers in different fishing environments.

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