Wednesday, June 29, 2016

With 17 days until the halfway point of the Top Sniper contest...
I have received 154 scoring bass pics just like these...
With less than half of the 10 competitors submitting pics...

If the other competitors get a chance to fish the Sniper soon...
We could reach...
200 Sniped Bass By July 15th!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Terry from Texas out on Sam Rayburn with his nephew Logan just tearing up the bass!!!
8 more scoring bass...on the Sniper lure...Terry has a big lead in the Southern division with 71 points.
Oh yeah, even though this does not qualify to get points in the contest...
Terry gets an honorable mention for most unusual fish caught on the Sniper lure...a Gar!!!
I'm not sure if he could have swallowed it!!!

Logan from Texas was fishing at Sam Rayburn reservoir with the Topwater Sniper lure...
He got 5 strikes and landed 5 scoring bass...
That makes him the third competitor to achieve Ace Sniper status...
...the more strikes you get with the Sniper...the more confidently you will fish it!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Logan of OH keeps consistently putting up numbers... does Terry from TX...
...And I have put a few up myself...
...And speaking of Numbers...
Between Logan of OH, Terry from TX, and myself
we have fish pics like these(and bigger) of over 150 bass!!!
All were caught with the Topwater Sniper lure!
Anytime you get a bass on top water is exciting...
but when you're in the right place at the right time,
catching a dozen or more on top water is INSANE!!!
A few tips I'd like to share to possibly increase your success...

1. This time of year, sunrise and sunset are optimal top water times.

2. Target aggressive fish in weed flats, drop-offs, and weedlines.

3. experiment with different retrieve speeds...slow, fast, pop-pop-pause.

4. Don't be discouraged! It took my Dad several fishing days to get it right...
now he's a pro!

5. Believe in this lure...150 bass can't be wrong!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

SNIPER  LURE - 12         Other Lures - 0
This is an excerpt from Terry from Texas' email of June 24th, 2016...

"I was mowing the grass and weed eating when it started raining, so I jumped in the truck and headed for Claiborne park. It wasn't raining there, but did finally rain a little bit before I left. I caught 12 bass but something happened on three of the pics that it says incomplete JPEG. MAN! One of those was my biggest one too. As usual I lost three or four bass too, but I was having a lot of fun.
Three dudes showed up with all kinds of poles and tackle boxes and they never got a bite. One of them said he was just gonna follow me and watch cause he thought I knew what I was doing... He watched every move I made and saw me catch about 5 of these fish including the biggest one that the pic didn't register."


Friday, June 24, 2016

Terry's Email regarding this outing...


Jun 23 (1 day ago)

I was near a local park with a pond earlier and it was fixin to start raining so I stopped in to see what would happen. This pond is real shallow, real clear, and the bass are so spooky that it's just dang near impossible to catch them and a good day would be one bass.
I've fished a sniper lure in there once before and had one small fish hit and miss and another one swirled at it.
Today however it started raining pretty hard when I got there about 11:30, and the bass where really active. I had a lot of hits and one biggun about four pounds jumped up in the air behind the bait and crashed down right beside it, but they where all missing due to all the rain drops hitting the surface and distorting their view I think. I really didn't know there where that many bass in the pond, but I knew there where some good ones in there.
Anyway,  the rain slowed down to a sprinkle and the sun popped out, so they slowed down a bit, but I still managed to catch five bass and lost one right at the bank that would have went five pounds for sure. I was heartbroke when I gave him a hard pull to come up over the grass around the edge of the pond and the bait flew past my head. The last one I landed had gotten wrapped around something out in the water and I fiddled with him for about fifteen minutes before he finally unwrapped himself and let me catch him. I thought for sure I was gonna have to break the line and lose him and the lure. He would jump and take line and swim every which direction until he finally wore out and was just sittin there with his back out of the water and turtles where starting to gather around him. I pulled a few times just to where the line was fixin to snap and just as I thought it was fixin to break, he came loose and let me catch him. He was so tired hat he didn't swim off for a long time when I let him go and I would move him back and fourth in the water trying to revive him, then finally he flounced and shot out of there like a rocket.
I am gonna try to get back there when the rain starts again when I can, and work other areas of the pond and get me some more points.
That was really fun.
That's some nice ones you and your dad been catching. I read about the one that broke his line near the snap swivel. I'm surprised y'all use a swivel on the baits. I would have trouble keeping them on the surface if I used a swivel I think. As it is I always cinch the knot tight and pull it in a downward direction to get the pulling point as low as possible, so the nose of the bait will tend to stay higher when working it.

Sam Rayburn was tuff. The boys wound up finishing 24th out of 320 teams so they did pretty good overall but it only took right at twenty seven pounds to do that which is kind of low for Rayburn, but the fishing was just tough. Logan lost a six pounder that would have put them in the top ten, and broke his line on another one that went under the boat.
I could not fish at all in this one because it was the championship, and after watching them fish for two days straight, I really been wanting to fish, and today at the park with the sniper lure was just what I needed.
The suns out and pushing a hundred degrees now, but we  have a chance of rain every day this week again. I've never seen the likes of all the rain we just keep getting. Yesterday it rained so hard the parking lot at the store down the road was flooded. We need a break.
Here's the pics though. I was just letting you catch up a little closer to me in points, but I think you got close enough for now, I'm fixin to get busy and stretch out my lead a bit. I'm just not too comfortable with you being within thirty points of me, so I gotta fix that and get like fifty points ahead of you so I'll have a little cushion there between us then focus on one big enough to take the big bass prize, and get some video of the sniper lure in action too.
I wish I didn't have to work so much!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

With the threat of bad storms coming to the area later today and good cloud cover, Dad and I went to Big Long lake with high expectations...and we were not disappointed!
Strikes were plentiful and some were violent.
At one point , Dad had a huge explosion 15 feet from the boat...he felt the weight of the fish...then his line went slack. His 10 lb. test line was severed about 6 inches from the snap swivel...we could only suspect a sharp toothed pike! Luckily, the Sniper lure being buoyant, we were able to retrieve the lure. He lost another pike, but landed a smaller one. All in all, a good morning...9 largemouth bass and a pike...7 of the fish scoring points in the contest!

I went to Wahk-Shin-Gah and fished from evening until dusk. Good top water action in that time period. I had to wade in a bit to cast beyond the weedline...but it paid off!
Lots of strikes and a couple of hits that sent the Sniper lure 2 feet in the air!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

challenges and solutions
Logan of OH picked up this chunky bass at the right time!

I sniped these two after waiting until the right time of day on a hot and sunny one. About 8:30 p.m. the bass were ready to feed on some top water and I was there to take advantage. My theory is the bass will hit top water more readily at sunrise and sunset when hot and sunny conditions persist. However, I was able to pick a few up in the heat of the day this week by fishing weedy flats with the Sniper lure. Still experimenting with what works and doesn't work with this lure.
Thanks for your feedback Snipers!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dad wins big bass today with this nice one at Big Long lake...even though I caught more bass than him, I'll let him bask in his victory.
I've tried to get him to use store bought lures, to see how they do in certain fishing conditions...but he only wants to fish top water with the Sniper!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Went to a small public pond I've never been to before just to scout it out. I heard about the pond but it wasn't thought there were many...or any fish in it. It was 1:30 pm and bluebird skies...not my preferred Sniping conditions. However, I had a feeling if there were any bass in there, they may be lying just beyond the weedline...and inside of 10 minutes...BLAM!!!
...I'll be back!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

10 and 0 !!!
I finally got back out in the boat to fish this morning after 2 long weeks!
I have fished the Topwater Sniper lure exclusively...and it has produced every time!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Do predatory fish like to eat top water???
90 bass Sniped so far in the contest.
...and the best is yet to come!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Logan of Ohio went Snipin' at a farm pond yesterday...
He figured out that the bass wanted a twitch and pause for 5 seconds retrieve.
This adjustment in retrieve technique netted him 11 bass like this one!
Logan has a clear lead in the Northern division right now with 21 points...
but as we've seen, one good day can change the leaderboard!

Thursday, June 2, 2016


I wanted to share Terry from Texas' actual email describing his experience fishing the Topwater Sniper lure last weekend...

I just got home from my in laws house in Converse LA where we spent Memorial day weekend.
I caught about thirty five bass on the topwater sniper lures and some are two point fish so you better get the ol calculator out and get ready to add up all my points.
I'll resize the pics tomorrow and get them sent to you. I'm just too tired to do it tonight, but I had a blast fishing the lures, and caught a lot of fish. I lost a few, or I would have had fifty bass I bet. One biggun around seven pounds blew up on it and shot straight up in the air until its tail almost cleared the water on the strike, but I missed it. I lost about four more two point fish and several one pointers due to heavy weeds around the edge of the water that I had to drag them through to get them in, and some just threw the hook on me, but it was really fun.
My two sniper lures was the only lures I brought with me so I wouldn't be tempted to change and it worked.
Pics coming soon!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016




             79 bass caught so far in the contest