Hungry bass love a juicy mouse. Our Bass Pro Shops® XPS® Lazer Eye™ Floating Mouse swims on the surface like the real thing, yet its soft, hollow body is weighted to maximize your casting distance. Its weedless design lets you fish right through the thick stuff where the big ones lie in ambush. With its incredibly lifelike features, this fun-to-fish surface lure fools wary bass every time.
not so great
I've used this mouse last summer, but I noticed that it wasn't catching better than the moss mouse or the boss rat. The performance wasn't sso great and all the weeds kept got on the hook.
December 29, 2011
Very good topwater lure
With the stiff wiskers I'd rate this lure a three but after I changed the whiskers this lure rates a Five. I pulled the stiff ones out (no action and they'd drag moss) I then took a 4" piece of very fine wire and 3 strands of jig skirt about 2 1/2" long. I folded the end of the wire over the center of the 3 strands forming a holder, I then pinched it just tight enough to pull through the existing nose hole. Push the unfolded end through the existing nose hole first, then continue to pull the wire and pull the looped end holding the skirting through the nose leaving 1" of skirting on each side of the nose. Take the wire off and snip the loop which will leave you with 6 wiskers on each side of the nose which makes this a much more appealing lure. This little change has more then doubled my bass production off of these lures. I use jig skirts to match the color of the mouse I use. I've had my best luck with the chartreuse/white mouse using white or chartreuse jig skirting through the nose.
August 17, 2011
Really Good Purchase
I love this top water mouse so much. I bought it at bass pro in oklahoma city then went to my grandmas house and caught a bass on like the second cast. I caught fish and got hits all day with this mouse.
July 27, 2011
This mouse will get just as many hits as a frog would and is durable. when working heavy cover you can remove the whiskers to make it more weedless then put them back in later.
July 19, 2011
These are slightly different than topwater frogs, and whether they are better or not depends upon the forage in your local waters. This bait has a more slim profil than frogs, and a slightly different action. If there are more mice than frogs in your area, or if they dont hit frogs, it might be worth your while to try one of these
These frogs are weedless if Texas rigged. They have much better swimming action IMHO than a hollow body frog, and seem to be a more consistent producer when fish have a direct line of sight to the lure.
I'd say so but some like to do a little modification. Some people like to trim one side about an inch shorter. Personally, i prefer cutting half of the strings off at the base on both sides. I learned it from a pro and i'll tell you this. If im not catching something on this lure im at least getting bites all day.
Colors that produce here on the Potomac River are Pearl White, Watermelon/Red Fleck, and Watermelon Silver. I've also had decent luck with the Black/Yellow, Bling Bling (yes, that's the name of the color,) and the Junebug Chartreuse.
I would look at the frogs around the area and try to get something like that, but like they say throwing something alien to them can sometimes draw more attention. Basically go natural with the area or go wild and you should be good.
I fish a lot of farm ponds myself and have tried each color. I've had the best luck with the chartreuse tiger. For best results change the whiskers (read my review on how I did this). Good luck, it's been a great lure for me.
Try varying your retrieve. Pause twice as long, do bigger swimming movements, etc. If this does not work, try tweaking your bait slightly to get the desired action. If this doesn't work, you might want to buy more heddon meadow mouses.
find the worst slop you can,use braided line ,heavy tackle(you will need it)slowly work mouse two or three jerks then stop-three or more jerks then stop takes time but i have many 40 +(no lie)3lbs &upbass on this lure so far!!early morning ,late evening best time
I suggest getting some braid (i use 20 pound Spiderwire easi-Braid) and tying the lure with a palomar knot and twitching the lure along weedlines with pads in about four feet of water. In Tampa you'll probaly get some big bass so use heavier braid. Good luck!
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