The Ultimate Top Water Bass Fishing Quiz

The Ultimate Top Water Bass Fishing Quiz
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For many anglers, top water bass fishing is the most visual and powerful kind. Take this quiz to learn more about what they find so exciting.
What is often described as the most visual and exciting kind of fishing?
upstream spawning bass fishing
bass trolling in the rapids
top water bass fishing
This description was applied to top water bass fishing.

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Just how does this work?
The lure floats on the surface.
Floating lures that mimic insects or other prey of the bass attracts bass to the surface.
The lure drops beneath the surface then jumps out of the water.
The lure dangles above the surface like a noisy flying insect.

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This seems to be like any other fishing, so what really differentiates it?
a number of bass usually fight over each bait
the bass put up a strong fight underwater
the action is on the surface
The bass are large, energetic and chase the bait close to the surface, so you can see all the action.

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When is topwater fishing best?
post-spawning
In the post-spawn season the fish are hungry and will go after anything.
spawning
pre-spawning

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How does the summer affect fishing for bass?
The bass are lethargic and easy to reel in.
The bass will fight more energetically.
The bass's metabolism is working at full force, ensuring an energetic fight.
The bass swim near the surface and can see the fishing line.

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What happens when the water temperature is too high?
The bass lose their appetite and do not bite.
The bass come to the surface to enjoy greater oxygen levels.
The bass will not come to the surface.
When the water is too warm, the oxygen levels at the surface decrease and so the bass are less likely to come to the surface.

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Why do fish prefer the warmer waters?
They are cold-blooded.
There is more food available in the warmer water.
They are cold-blooded and so feel more comfortable in warm water.
They are warm-blooded.

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Can you fish in colder water?
if you use suitable bait and lures
You can fish, but must adjust your bait and lures accordingly.
not worth it
if you release quantities of live bait to attract the fish

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What time of day is best for bass fishing?
middle of the day
dawn
They are sensitive to light so dawn and dusk are best, as well as overcast days.
night

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What do bass do when it rains?
stay in deep waters
They stay in the deeper waters.
come to the surface attracted by the turbulence
come looking for food

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What are top water lures made of?
aluminum
rubber
They are made of wood, hollow rubber or hard plastic.
cork

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How did the popper get its name?
Water flowing through it causes the mouth to open and close making a popping noise.
The bass makes a popping noise as it swallows the lure.
It makes a popping sound when it hits the water.
The concave, open mouth of the lure makes a popping sound when it hits the water.

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Which lure is best for murky water of heavy weeds?
crankbait
buzzbait
Buzzbaits are easiest to maneuver in murky waters or heavy weeds.
spinnerbait

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How do buzzbaits work?
A moveable fin flaps in the water like a fish tail.
A fish-shaped device makes a buzzing noise.
A propeller blade is attached to one line and a hook to the other.
One line has a propeller blade while the other has the hook.

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Which lures resemble frogs, flies or other insects?
surface lures
Surface lures are made to float and resemble frogs and insects that interest the bass.
jigs
spinnerbait

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Which of the lures seems, generally, to be the most attractive to bass?
surface
buzzbait
The sound and visibility of the buzzbait seems to attract most attention.
spinnerbait

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Is the color of the lure important?
Match lure color to that of the prey of the bass.
Choose the lure color to match the color of the food the bass are after.
Bass are color-blind so any bright lure will work.
Bass seem to be attracted more to green lures.

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Which lures are hard to work in rough water?
buzzbait
popper
surface
The surface lure which is moved in a side-to-side motion is hard to work in rough water.

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What is the most important factor in top water fishing?
watch your lure
Always keep an eye on what's happening in the water, since the bass could explode from the water at any time.
choose the right lure
keep the line as tight as possible

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When should you set the hook?
Set the hook immediately.
Wait a few seconds.
Wait a few seconds after you feel the bass before you set the hook and reel it in.
Let the bass get a good bite and only after it starts to swim off, set the hook.

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You Got:
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