Choose high pitch or low pitch Proven lethal and virtually invincible, Saltwater Grade Baits are incredibly tough evolutions of Bomber's famous fish-catching designs specifically geared for saltwater fishing. Badonk-A-Donk baits induce vicious strikes with their panicked prey vibration. Badonk-A-Donk comes in two different pitches: High Pitch is perfect for windy days and stained water; Low Pitch is just right for calm days and clear water.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SWRunner great lure
When I need a lighter weight topwater lure that casts great with nice action on the water, the badonkadonk is the one I use! I've fished them from the chesapeake bay to venice louisiana and they've been superb. The HP and LP rattlers are fine. When the lures are in my wade bag I pick anyone and throw it, If nothing happens in ten minutes I switch to another and a strike will occur. Wonderful search baits.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by eagle Stripers love them.
This a great saltwater striper lure. They cast like a bullet and are really easy to "walk the dog" with. It is the first bait I tie on when it's top water time. In my experience, it will out catch the saltwater spook 3 or 4 to 1. I have caught fish up to 25 pounds on it while fishing rivers and the surf. They hold up well, but I recommend rinsing the saltwater off of them as soon as you get home from fishing. It will prolong the life of the lure.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ECLIIPSEPRO Killer on Stripers
Stripers love em, walk the do on the surface or let is sink and swim it like a soft plastic bait. Oh, hang on!
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by EnglewoodSnook89 Best Overall Hardbait
I purchased this for the first time a few months ago mostly because i had never top water fished in saltwater and i wanted something cheap just in case i lost it or something happened to it. Little did I know how exciting and easy this lure would be right out of the package with little to no experience. In no time and with a few tweaks in my reel speed, I was hooking them almost every cast and placing them right where i wanted them to go. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck then tie on a Badonkadonk and have more fun catching more fish.
August 19, 2011
I fish mostly at night and I tend to get more hooked up with the Silver Minnow or #41 on the chart...in either the 3 1/2" or the 4" high or low...snook seem to be a little shy on the High Pitch though if it's calm so i would pick up a HP and an LP so you can adjust.
I have used all different colors with success, it really depends on what the fish want that day you are fishing. Some days they want green, other days they want white or yellow, but, If I had to pick a favorite color that entices the most strikes overall, it would have to be the shiny variety...chrome silver or gold bodies...The Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish like the bling! The shinier the better, especially if the water is not super clear. Best bet is to purchase a variety of colors for your tackle box so you are prepared, but put emphasis on getting the shiny variety and try those first, if they don't produce, switch colors until you find what they want.
Not likely...this is a "walk the dog" type surface lure with the fisherman providing the action...hold rod tip close to water surface, pull the bait either slowly or quickly in a jerking motion, reel in the slck, and pulling it again...just kep working at it until the bait moves from side to side as oppose to straight ahead.
Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish are the two main species this lure was designed for, however, I have caught Speckled Trout, Pompano, Whiting, and even hooked a small King Mackerel with these lures. The larger variety (1500 series) will handle larger species like Stripers, Mahi, and Tuna.
What are the conditions you usually fish? If it is windy or the water is muddied, High pitch. If not windy and/or water is clear, Low pitch. Noise is the answer. The High Pitch is noisier than the Low Pitch. Noise is an attractant to predator fish.