“Fishing plug” is a generalized term for lures made from either wood or plastic that can either be cast or trolled. They strongly resemble baitfish with various types of paint jobs and often incorporate iridescent, scale-like finishes to simulate many varieties of forage fish. Some of these lures are designed to be worked on the surface while some sport a diving lip causing the lure to dig deep into the water column allowing an angler to fish at different depths.
The explosive Sea Dog from Tattoo gives you intense top-water action and is constructed to handle the sea’s strongest and toughest fish. The Sea Dog is a cigar-shaped, top-water plug aerodynamically designed to handle rough, strong current and heavier sea conditions. Tattoo’s Sea Dog is the perfect lure for “walking the dog” along the surface to lure Cubera Snapper, Giant Trevally, Striped Bass and other aggressive, feeding game fish. It’s constructed with heavy-duty split rings, thru-wiring, and 4X VMC hooks to handle the toughest battles.
Small in stature, huge on performance, the Darter from Tattoo is one of the most successful casting lures. Because of the way the Darter mimics smaller baitfish – snapper bluefish, mullet, peanut bunker, etc., many anglers have made it their top choice. The Darter does great in heavy seas and powerful rips. Durability, design, and the fact that it catches fish, have made the Darter from Tattoo a mainstay in surf bags all along the coast.
The Gibbs Stubby Needlefish will get everything from “Schoolies” to “Cows” and is a great imitator of sand eels – something that even 50lb. bass feed on. The Stubby Needlefish is the killer lure for imitating bunker or mullet, generating a surface wake with their slight, side-to-side wiggle. Fish will attack the Stubby Needlefish in both rough water and during mirror-calm nights.
Gibbs’ Needlefish is effective up and down the coast. A slow and steady retrieve gives the Needlefish a very attractive V-wake. With excellent casting capabilities for a floating lure, the Gibbs’ Needlefish is one of the most popular lures out there.
Gibbs’ Danny Surface Swimmers pivot from a fulcrum at the center of their bodies, creating a unique swimming action that really attracts big bass. This long casting, floating plug springs into action when you begin a slow, steady retrieve that causes the tail end to shimmy and leave a V-wake across the surface of the water. Sub-surface retrieves can be achieved as well by slightly bending the line tie upward, causing the lure to dig deeper on the retrieve. The use of a Duolock snap or similar heavy duty snap will create a more natural and less rigid swimming action.
When you need to get down to where the fish are it's time to turn to the Tattoo Tackle Diving Swimmer lure. By working this bait slowly on the retrieve, the Diving Swimmer will dig down deep to where the big fish lay. The flattened head of this plug allows water to pass over the body, causing the lure to swim deep. The diving depth can actually be adjusted by bending the eye of the lure allowing the angler to cover the entire water column. These lures are built to the same high standards as all of the Tattoo Tackle product line, using stainless steel thru-wire construction and VMC hooks.
Heddon Super Spook topwater lures are the backbone of the Heddon Spook family. Measuring 5" and weighing 7/8 ounce, these aerodynamic lures cast like a bullet. With a repeated, twitching cadence, the Super Spook will perform a side to side "walk the dog" action that gamefish just can't resist. Perfect for bass, pike and muskies in freshwater and redfish, bluefish and snook in saltwater.
The Cotton Cordell Red Fin fishing lure puts action on the surface like no other minnow lure out there. Work and twitch the hollow head to produce the classic “V” wake and beckon the big trophy game fish right to the top of the water. Perfect for bass fishing or striped bass, the Cotton Cordell Red Fin lure is a tournament-caliber addition to your arsenal.
The Swingin’ Striper from Atom gives you the same awesome action as the Atom Striper Swiper, but with a single hook instead of a two treble setup. Back in the 40’s, Bob Pond proved that real striper action is on the surface with plugs, and ever since then, Atom has been a standard in every tackle box up and down the east coast. Atom’s Swingin’ Striper, available in blue/silver only, is the perfect weapon for the catch and release angler.
Born in 1956, the Striper Swiper has caught millions of fish since its conception over 45 years ago. Don’t let its’ name fool you. It is deadly on all species of fish; redfish, tarpon, bluefish, tuna, roosterfish and all types of jacks have fallen prey to this lure.
Introducing Rapala’s Saltwater X-Rap Jerkbait, the latest in suspending lure technology from the leader in the industry. It’s cutting and darting motion is the classic action that top anglers have come to know in Rapala’s premium lures. A translucent body with prominent scale definition and a holographic foil finish create the ultimate flash when swimming. Predators will take notices of the holographic eyes, which give a 3-D appearance to predators, sparking their natural instincts to strike like mad. Internal weights in the Rapala Long-Cast design shift to the rear of the body to increase casting distance. In the water, these weights shift to the front of the lure to create some awesome action. The ultra-strong VMC Permasteel 3X hooks resist corrosion and maintain sharpness that will never allow for a missed opportunity. The Saltwater X-Rap can be cast or trolled and will run from 3' - 8' deep depending on lure size.
When it comes to arousing sluggish fish into action, Rapala’s X-Rap Jointed Shad does just that. A little extra action from the Jointed-Shad is hard to resist. Even the most finicky of fish can’t hold back from the over-the-top motion created by the jointed body. The slight rise combined with a nearly neutral buoyancy and displacement gives the X-Rap Jointed Shad the appearance of a wounded minnow. The 3-D holographic eyes, a Rapala staple, combined with the X-Rap finish, add to the Jointed-Shad’s realism.
The Wind-cheater from Rebel gives anglers a minnow bait with superb accuracy and incredible distance. Ultra-durable hardware makes the Wind-cheater an incredibly strong lure ready to take on extreme punishment. With Rebel’s Wind-cheater you can count on its stability and long-life through freshwater and saltwater fishing excursions.
The Jumpin’ Minnow from Rebel glides along the surface with a side-to-side motion mimicking a fleeing baitfish that predators can’t resist. The Jumpin’ Minnow goes old school with a lead rattle noise that triggers fish to seek it out with it’s unavoidable call that can be heard from great distances. Fire this lure like a rocket and bring it back and work it with ease on every retrieve. Sound the dinner bell for all the fish you’re after with Rebel’s Jumpin’ Minnow.
Monster Bass will attack Rebel’s Pop-R top-water bait and get your heart pounding. The classic design is still around because it works and tricks an unbelievable amount of bass into taking it on, hammering these top-water lures right on the surface and wreaking havoc. The scoop lip, internal rattle and attractive rear treble dress give this classic Rebel Pop-R an irresistible style that even the biggest bass can’t hold back from attacking.
Creek Chub Knuckle Head Junior topwater lures feature a perfectly designed concave face which allows you to make all the popping action you need, just from a twitch of your wrist. With knuckle heads life like lures, your able to bag your fish of a lifetime. This lure features over sized eyes, with a new “Hold Tite” design for the jointed “injured gill” look. Measuring 4" and weighing in at 5/8 ounce, the streamlined body design allows for those long casts. Super sharp saltwater grade hooks are made to stand up to those monster fish.
Sea Striker Rigged Cedar Plugs are the number one lure on the market used to catch those monstrous tuna. They are available in natural cedar as well as a wide variety of other colors which will cause the fish to strike with a vengeance.
T-Man Floating Swimmer lures are extremely versatile for fishing in both saltwater and freshwater. Whether twitched, ripped, or steadily retrieved these swimming lures are great at imitating a wide variety of natural baitfish which will cause those huge fish to strike with a vengeance.
T-man Sinking Swimmer lures are perfect for both saltwater and freshwater species. These swimming lures have an insane way of being able to imitate a variety of natural baitfish and have a wounded wobble action that will cause vicious strikes from those trophy fish. The T-man Sinking Swimmer has a weighted design that allows the angler to fish these lures much deeper than the floating models.
The T-Man Super Swimmer Hard Lures are a true Striper killer with its wide bodied twin hinged double jointed body which looks and swims like a real fish. The big lip at the mouth allows the water to be pushed aside, when fished slowly these lures swim nicely on the top, but when cranked or trolled faster they have the ability to dive 3 to 4 feet. Even the smartest fish is fooled by T-Man realistic custom colors.
Bomber Suspending Pro Long A Lures are perfect for stripers, redfish, bass and walleyes. These lures are built with the typical Bomber high quality standards. Bomber has created these lures to have their own trademark wiggle and rolling action that make them so incredibly realistic that fish can’t seem to resist striking at them. There is no need to adjust the weight on these lures. They are weighted to suspend horizontally right out of the package. A pause on the retrieve will cause these baits to suspend right in front of a following fishes nose, enticing the fish to strike. If you enjoy fishing for stripers or other types of inshore species as well as fresh water fish, these lures are a must for your tackle box.
The Tsunami Flat Nosed Swimmer Lures imitate a wounded and fleeing baitfish and are tempting to any gamefish. With a slow, steady retrieve these lures swim across the surface of the water with a wagging tail action that leaves a 'V' wake in its trail. 4X VMC Permasteel hooks come standard as well as a triple epoxy-coated finish to ensure and enhance durability and longevity of the lure. The Tsunami Flat Nosed Swimmer Lures are hand-made of basswood, stainless steel through-wiring and heavy duty split rings.
The Tsunami Needlefish topwater lure is designed to mimic the favorite food of the striped bass, the American eel. Constructed from solid wood and stainless steel components, these lures are engineered for longer and steadier casts. Adorned with VMC 4X Perma Steel hooks and a heavy duty triple-epoxy coat finish, the Tsunami Needlefish can withstand repeated strikes from large predators.
The Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil Lures are high tech lures to catch those huge surface feeding game fish. Equipped with an internal sound chamber these lures create quite a noise causing the fish to locate them and strike with force. Because of its wide, sliding, darting design these lures are absolutely perfect for everything from sea trout and redfish to bluefish and striped bass. Comes with heavy-duty saltwater hooks for a quick, solid hook set.
Bomber Magnum Jointed Long A lures are designed for those times when you want a little more action out of your bait. These 7" Magnum Long A lures are jointed to kick out a more erratic wounded baitfish swimming motion. Constructed of polycarbonate with super-duty Saltwater Grade hooks, hangers, and split rings, these lures are built to last.
Sebile’s Stick Shadd is designed to mimic primary foraging fish in lakes and bays and is devastating over shallow flats and near the shore’s edge. With each flick and twitch of the rod tip, the Stick Shadd’s understated keel on its belly reacts to grab the attention of your prey. A quick twitching of the tip of the rod will take the floating version of Sebile’s Stick Shadd into a dart and dive motion. In the sinking model version of Sebiles Stick Shadd, a tungsten ballast generates a quivering wobble motion mimicking a lost baitfish. Gentle twitches of the rod tip will create unlimited action that will make your prey furious.
Bomber Heavy Duty Long A lures are designed to entice those huge saltwater fish to attack with a vengeance. The bodies of these lures are constructed of super tough polycarbonate which will withstand the powerful jaws of toothy saltwater game fish while still holding up to the punishments that come along with saltwater fishing. Weighing in at 7/8oz, the Bomber 6" Heavy Duty Long A uses saltwater grade split rings and 1/0 hooks to ensure solid hook sets. These lures will dive 2 - 3 feet deep on the retrieve and will troll to depths of 4 - 6 feet.
Bomber Magnum Long A lures up the ante with a full size 7" swimming minnow that is designed to entice those huge saltwater fish to attack with a vengeance. This lure has claimed the Texas state record striped bass and the world record walleye along with a number of other record size fish. Weighing in at 1.5oz, the Bomber 7" Magnum Long A uses saltwater grade split rings and 3X Strong #3 hooks to ensure solid hook sets. These lures will dive 2 - 3 feet deep on the retrieve and will troll to depths of 4 - 8 feet.
The Daiwa Salt Minnow appears to be an easy meal to predators with a realistic scale pattern and 3-D eyes. Aside from a natural appearance, the Daiwa Salt minnow has an erratic side-to-side swim motion. This lure is engineered for a fast, ripping style retrieve.
The Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow lure uses an erratic side to side swim motion, along with 3-D eyes and a life-like scale pattern to attract predator fish. Designed for fast, ripping style retrieves, this 6" long minnow lure features an internal weight transfer casting design to make casts easier and longer, especially in sustained winds. Weighing in at 1 1/9oz this lure casts like a bullet, dives to around 3 feet deep and will float back to the surface when paused during the retrieve.
Tattoo Tackle has added the Everlasting Eel Swimming Lure to their latest line of dependable lures. These lures have managed to fool every predator that it encounters and they live up to the Tattoo Tackle reputation of creating dependable and well built products. These handcrafted lures have a meticulous design and with the Eel under the endangered species watch, these lures are the best alternative to the real thing.
The Yo-Zuri Mag Darter Lures are high tech lures to catch those huge game fish. These lures are designed to be extremely realistic, lipless, shallow diving lures with a Magnet Weight Transfer System that gives you great casting distance, as well as a balanced, wiggling action which mimics an injured baitfish. These lures dart left to right like an injured baitfish which combined with its realistic appearance, cause explosive strikes.
The Yo-Zuri Mag Minnow Lures are high tech floating/diving minnow lures that are designed to attract huge game fish. These lures are built with a Magnet Weight Transfer System that gives you great casting distance, as well as a balanced, wiggling action which perfectly mimics an injured baitfish. The highly detailed graphics and large 3-D eyes only add to a fishes desire to strike these lures with incredible force. Offered in two sizes, these realistic diving minnow baits are sure to catch you your share of fish.
The Atom Reverse 40 is another great topwater option from Atom Lures. With its tapered bottle nose design, it perfectly mimics the silhouette of a fleeing squid as it jumps across the surface of the water. Designed for long casts, this lure will temp every aggressive feeding predator fish out there.