After a few minutes of thought, Rowland says, "There are really only five types of topwater baits: buzzbaits, prop baits, chuggers, minnow baits and stickbaits (walking baits). The smaller the bait, the lighter the line, the more numbers of fish you catch. The minute you upgrade the lure and line size, the quality of the strikes improves. So if you know that the reservoir you're fishing tomorrow doesn't have a high percentage of four- to five-pound bass in it, you shouldn't throw a bait that's nine inches long. As for color choice, there are only certain instances when topside color makes any difference.