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The Rago Top Trout is a topwater wakebait style swimbait that features a profile that mimics a wide variety of forage fish that are often preyed upon atop the water's surface. Jerry Rago is widely considered the industry leader in swimbait development and design known for engineering baits that have started entirely new categories of swimbaits. His realism is unmatched, ingenuity unparalleled and quality simply unheard for the price. Despite the Rago Top Trout's popularity among the big bait crowd, it has just recently become a more recognizable swimbait among the masses. As swimbaits begin to become commonplace across the country, angler have come to find the Top Trout to be one of the most effective wakebait style swimbaits. Bass and striper fishermen have found the Top Trout to mimic not only the obvious trout, but also a vast array of other forage such as hitch, tilapia and gizzard shad.
Working this bait is fairly simple to be honest. Rago's own technique is a simple slow, methodical retrieve that allows the maximum wake to be produced and the most time in front of big predators. Another commonly used technique is casting out toward boils and twitching the bait. The inherent buoyancy of the Top Trout makes it dive and plop back up to the surface mirroring the effect of a fish struggling to return back below the water. The Top Trout is one of the finest wakebaits on the market today. Each bait is hand carved and painted by the master Jerry Rago himself. The Top Trout swimbaits comes in two sizes 7" - 2oz and 9" - 4oz.