Re: topwater fishing
I find the slower moving top water baits to be my fav. Like a popper, however a buzzbait is pretty exciting at times too.
When I use a buzzbait I try to treat it like a spinnerbait in how I choose my casts and retrieves. I try to bring it by structure and some times try to get it to bang off of it. However, I have noticed that with the ragetail shad and the ragetail frogs I have been throwing buzzbaits less and them more.
Only thing free in fishing is hook sets, so don't be stingy with them!