Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2 out of 5 by RetiredEngineer 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
Rated 4 out of 5 It works!!
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by judgerr Works as advertised
What can I say? Works as advertised! Seems a lot handier thatn a Buzz plug. Sometimes stopping it for a few seconds is the trigger for a strike
July 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1957conv Arbogast buzz plug
Great idea but much too heavy for conventional bass casting equipment. Still can't see why they had to make it a full ounce instead of 5/8ths. Consequently, it is basically unusable.
July 9, 2013