The Abu Garcia Topwater Resource Center & Buying Guide

You're not alone out there.

Stillness on the water, or so it seems. You know you’re not alone out there. Twitch-twitch. Your Berkley Choppo skips past the bank. A sudden shadow. WHAM. A bass explodes to the surface, engulfing your bait. Heart racing, you rush to set the hook and miss. You cast again. The water bubbles and broils as the bass powers to the surface. SMACK. This time, you wait for the weight. It feels like an eternity. Then you feel it, a tug, and the battle is on.

Topwater Tips & Techniques

Watching monster bass strike topwater lures is intoxicating in and of itself, but the real thrill is actually hooking up. Bass can be notoriously finicky fish, smashing bait one minute then ignoring it the next. Freshen up on your topwater technique with these tried and true tips.

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Beating the Bank with a Shorter Rod

Hunting for bass in the summer shallows can generate big bites, but you’ll have to work for them. Bass that stay along the banks are less than keen to leave their bluegill bed or cool piece of cover. Make every cast count with this guide to short rod fishing.

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Fishing for Summertime Schoolers Offshore

When baitfish move offshore, bass follow suit. This dynamic clash between large schools of predator and prey results in a feeding frenzy, every angler’s dream. But catching these ravenous bass in open water is no easy task. Get schooled on your schooler etiquette with these dos and don’ts.

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Three Versatile Topwater Setups

From open water to lily pad fields, different topwater scenarios require different rod and reel combos. Whether you need speed or strength, we've got you covered. Here are three topwater setups that will have you crushing bass every time.

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Topwater Gear From Abu Garcia

Topwater fishing demands an angler be quick but nimble, smooth but sure, patient but precise. Shouldn't your gear be the same?
Make light work of heavy cover with these high-speed reels and rugged, yet responsive, rods.

The Abu Garcia Revo Rocket

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BLAZING FAST SPEED AND UNCOMPROMISING STRENGTH AND POWER MAKE THE REVO ROCKET AN IDEAL CHOICE FOR TOPWATER PRESENTATIONS.

Whether you’re quickly reeling in your lure to fire it back into a feeding frenzy of schoolers or burning your bait over cover to imitate a fleeing bait fish, the 10.1:1 gear ratio and 41 inches per turn will help you be more efficient on the water. Precision engineered from the ground up to deliver power and performance.

The Abu Garcia REVO SX RKT

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E FOURTH GENERATION OF REVO SX RKT DELIVERS THE MOST POWERFUL, DURABLE, AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE SX YET.

The Revo SX RKT cranks up the speed factor, retrieving 37 inches per turn with the speedy 9.0:1 gear ratio. The improved Dura Clutch design, along with an upgraded Infini™ brake system, results in smooth engagement and effortless casting performance. With the D2 Gear Design™ and brass main gear, you’ll reap more power with less effort, the ultimate in durability and efficiency.

The Abu Garcia Vendetta Winch

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CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF ADVANCED DESIGN AND PRECISION PERFORMANCE, THE VENDETTA FISHING ROD SERIES FEATURES A CONSTRUCTION THAT DELIVERS ON THE WATER EVERY TIME.

30-ton graphite paired with Intracarbon™ multidirectional carbon fibers allow for a lightweight blank with the ability to stand up to intense loads. The Vendetta Winch 74-6 makes a fantastic rod to throw large walking baits, and its soft tip allows you to not only load the rod for long distance bomb casts but also provide a nearly effortless “walk the dog” experience.

The Abu Garcia Veracity

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WHEN YOU DEMAND STRENGTH AND DURABILITY YET NEED A LIGHTWEIGHT AND SENSITIVE ROD, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE VERACITY ROD.

Powerlux resin is baked into the blank to fill in evenly around the 40-ton carbon fibers, allowing a reduction in weight without compromising strength or sensitivity. Compared to rods without Powerlux Resin, the Veracity is 30% stronger.