April 8th, 2014
The River2Sea Rover: A Top Water Sensationby Jason Kapperman March 19, 2013
As an angler, there is nothing more exhilarating than watching a bucket mouth bass explode out of the water to inhale your favorite top water bait. It’s like watching a great white shark attack a floating seal in open water! Today I am reviewing my personal favorite top water lure, the Rover by River2Sea USA.
In the world of bass fishing there are endless varieties of top water baits. Buzz baits, Sammy’s, Floating jerk baits and the classic Zara spook, just to name a few. All of these certainly produce fish when used in the right conditions but if you’re looking for an all-around “go to”, look no further than the River2Sea Rover!
The Rover is primarily a walking bait that slashes rather than glides. Most anglers are used to the traditional gliding motion when walking a bait back to the boat. Instead, the Rover chops through the water in a side-to-side slashing motion that bass cannot resist. Whether you fish around grass mats, around wood cover, or just in open water, bass will ambush this bait for an easy meal. The Rover perfectly imitates a struggling/dying baitfish desperately trying to move across the water.
The Rover is offered in a variety of sizes and color combinations and is outfitted with River2Sea hooks. Sizes are 98mm, 113mm, and 128mm and color combos include: Okie Shad, Whitey, Clown Lite, Aurora Ghost Lite, Aurora Chartreuse Shad, Chrome/Black, Stock Trout, and Bone.
The first time I tried this lure, I was a little skeptical, as I’ve never had much success in finding a good top water bite. I tied one on a 7-ft medium action rod on 15-lb test monofilament line. On my second cast, I threw to some wood cover and hooked up with a solid largemouth bass. I continued throwing the Rover throughout the day and had one of my most productive days on the lake. The Rover has proven itself and is now a staple item in my tackle bag.
The Rover by River2Sea can be purchased online at www.river2seausa.com
Next time you’re looking for the thrill of the top water bite, pick up a Rover and hold on!
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Jason is based in Springfield MO, home of Bass Pro Shop. He grew up fishing in North Carolina and developed a love for the sport. “I think I pounded out every bank in that state!” He moved to Missouri in 2005. “My home lake is in my backyard, lake Springfield. I have picked this lake apart and fished every angle there is. I’m also about 45 mins from Tablerock lake and fish the rock a few times per month.” Jason will be fishing competitively in the Walmart bass fishing league this year. He’s scheduled for 5 ozark division events and will also be fishing several local club tourneys. Jason is also the owner of Shredlife Fishing.More by Jason Kapperman