Arbogast Buzz Plug
Pike Love This Lure
Pike devoured the 4" Rat color on last trip to God's Lake in Manitoba the first week in June this year. Weeds were surprisingly in evidence even tho' the lake wasn't totally iced out as yet. Caught at least 25 Pike all over 36" in one afternoon. Loosing the double hooks are a problem but a split ring attached around the hooks at the bottom is a sure cure. While lure is not a true weedless, it is close enough. While the lure got chewed up big time, it didn't crack; and it sure took a beating. Pike loved it. When the lake gets a bit weedy, this is the lure you need for Northern Pike at God's Lake.
August 12, 2014
Does its job
The buzz plug does it's job(catch fish). I would much rather use a buzzbait, but this will suffice. This lure is like casting with a really big rock, and it hits the water like a really big rock. Therefore you can't always cast right on a bass because you might scare it. I would recommend black as this has out performed any other colors in day and night. Overall, not a lure i would take on a tourney but is fun to fish with. P.S. dont buy it because it says "weedless"
May 3, 2014
Not ready for prime time
I bought two and gave them a try on a prime day in a private 6 acre lake when 2-5 pound bass were taken every few minutes. I had repeated short strikes but nothing hooded. A large Hula Popper or conventional 1/2 oz. buzz bait dressed with 3 inch curly tail outperformed the Buzz Plug ten to one.
I finally changed the hooks to a skirted single and added a curly tail and had success. The Buzz Plug certainly attracts big bass, but something is missing on the "got you" end. It appears the dual hook used folds over the body when struck allowing the fish to go unhooked.
October 24, 2013
My 12-year old son wanted this lure - maybe as a joke to our fishing friends at a rented house on Lake Anna, VA. But he rigged it up and cast it country mile... only to catch a mid-sized bass on his first cast. Bass were hitting on the surface, but they would not touch other surface baits. It's a bit too heavy at 1 ounce and sometimes the propeller gets wrapped around the line, causing a re-tie. But he caught a second, larger bass the next evening, along with 2 missed strikes, so we're convinced it's something the bass go after.
August 11, 2013