Fall Topwater with Lineberger

With the fall fishing season under way, I figured it would be a good time to let you in on one of my favorite techniques, the buzzbait. I have come to rely on this bait more and more when the leaves begin to change color. Where do you start, one might ask. I am going to tell you everything you need to know to help make your fall more successful.


Let’s start by looking at the setup and bait. The bait I go to every time is the True South Custom Lures V-Twin buzzbait. This bait can be worked slower and gets up on top of the water super-fast. I prefer to use a shad type pattern this time of year.  When throwing the V-Twin I use a Denali N2 rod in model N2823FJ, which is a 6’10 rod. I equip my N2 with a high speed Revo reel made by Abu Garcia. The 7.1:1 gear ratio allows me to quickly adapt the retrieve to what the fish want; rather it is a slow speed or really burning it back. Lastly make sure you spool up with some quality mono line. I prefer to throw 15lb. test when fishing this way. One thing to keep in mind,  bass understand the importance of feeding up before winter and will follow the bait through the regular seasonal patterns.


As the leaves begin to fall grab your V-Twin buzzbait and head out to the lake. This technique can produce some of your biggest bass of the year!!