Lunkerhunt Prop Frog and Prop Fish Really Churn
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Introduction: There is just something magical about a hollow bodied frog,
maybe it is how realistic they look, perhaps it is just the allure of those
explosive topwater strikes, or is it just because they are just plain fun to
fish? It seems every year a new topwater bait gets everyone excited and this
year in the soft bait category it was Lunkerhunt.
The Lunkerhunt Frog combines a traditional hollow
bodied frog with a prop bait into one realistic looking package
Frog: The lure that won the soft bait category this year was Lunkerhunt's
Prop Frog. This new bait blends multiple lure types together into a realistic
looking frog bait that can be churned over cover. It was hard not to envision an
array of different situations where this frog could be effective on our home
water the second I picked the bait up.
A look at the back of the frog and you can see
the legs extending to the prop sections
of the lure is much like a normal hollow bodied frog, a realistic looking one,
and the back features extended semi-hard legs with a prop on the end of each
leg. This double prop churns as the frog is retrieved, even at relatively slow
speeds, making it a good option over cover and open water.
The lure includes a second hook designed to make
short strikes not so short
One of the innovative things
about this lure is the multi-hook design. It is armed with a traditional frog
hook that will expose itself when the body is compressed as well as another hook
that is connected to the main hook and extends between the frog's legs so that
even short strikes will register.
The lure is weedless and can be fished like a
normal hollow bodied frog over cover
all three of these hooks are weedless the bait remains effective when worked
over cover. There are a total of eight different patterns that closely resemble
options in the existing Lunkerhunt Compact Frog family. The new Prop Frog will
retail for $8.99 each when it is available this Fall.
The Lunkerhunt Prop Fish (Shad version shown) is
another new take on a hollow body/prop hybrid
Fish: Lunkerhunt also introduced another new "prop" style bait called the
Prop Fish at the show. The Prop Fish is similar to the Prop Frog in that it has
a hollow body main body design followed by a prop, in this case a single prop
designed to mimic a splashing tail. Like the Prop Frog the Prop Fish is also
designed to be weedless and can be used over open water and cover.
This bait is also weedless and churns the water
on top as it is retrieved
plastic used on the Prop Fish is just as soft as any normal hollow bodied frog
and collapses easily to expose the traditional frog style hook. There were
limited prototypes at the show but Lunkerhunt will offer twelve different
patterns, six of which will be the Sunfish style with a slightly larger profile
and a top fin which better mimics bluegill and juvenile crappie, and the other
six will be the shad style which features a more compact body to mimic shad and
B.A.S.S. Pro Angler Chad Pipkins is excited to
fish the new topwater Prop Series lures from Lunkerhunt
Prop Frog the new Prop Fish will be available this Fall and retail for $9.99
each. Both of these lures are sure to be highly sought after lures for topwater,
and especially frog fishing fanatics, looking for a different way to churn the
water and incite those explosive surface strikes in the hunt for lunkers.