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This morning, I landed my 100th topwater fish this season. It turned out to be a decent one! Got it on the Heddon Baby Torpedo in the Aurora area. I cast the Torpedo very near shore and this guy came out and hammered it.
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I landed smaller ones before this and one more (smaller) one after this. So I'm at 101 fish on top for the season so far. Fun times!
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Turns out the one above, the 101st, is another rare (for me) Fox River largemouth.
 

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There are no pikes there that you can use mono? I headed out with the plopper a few days ago hoping for some dusk topwater bass, instead it got slammed by a pike and the bass just weren't interested.
I've fished the Fox for many years. In all that time, my friend and I have hooked (not necessarily landed) 1 pike and 5 muskie. I guess the toothy critters happen so infrequently that I just use mono out of habit.
 

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I've fished the Fox for many years. In all that time, my friend and I have hooked (not necessarily landed) 1 pike and 5 muskie. I guess the toothy critters happen so infrequently that I just use mono out of habit.
Lucky you. Dealing with a pike in a kayak can be an absolute drag, or at least it's not something I've quite mastered yet.
 

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I need to start fishing top water for smallies more often! I don't know why, but I usually just stick with soft plastics or spinners. I guess it's just a habit, because I fish surface baits for largemouth all the time.
Nice fish!
 
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