There are times when a topwater prop bait can produce giant bass. I have seen it in action when the bass are spawning and then again when the bluegill spawn and it is an awesome way to catch shallow bass.
The St. Johns River Event
I had always heard how well these baits do around the spawn and especially in Florida, but for some reason I did not use them much during the recent Elite Series event on the St. Johns River. I was too focused on fishing for bedding fish and I did not do very well as most of the fish I found were also found by everyone else. I spent my tournament fishing in a crowd and it didn’t go well. After reading the recap articles from the tournament, I saw that many of the top finishers like Terry Scroggins and Greg Hackney were using prop baits, so I decided to stay a few extra days to hone my skills with these unique topwater baits.
The Yo-Zuri 3DB Prop
My sponsor, Yo-Zuri, makes a great prop bait, so I invited them to spend a day with me on the St. Johns to get some photos and videos of the bait in action. It was the perfect time to be using their prop bait and the fish were crushing the bait. I wish I had used it sooner! I know my event would have ended much better if I had used the 3DB prop in the tournament.