Mister Twister® Tri-Alive Top Prop™ Buzzbaits
So unique it's been issued a patent, Top Prop™ is a stop-and-go, weedless floating propeller lure that drives fish nuts. Fish the heaviest cover and weeds without hanging up. Retrieve it fast for maximum surface buzzing action, or twitch it slow to tempt the wariest of lunkers. Top Prop™ comes with a matching 4" split double tail, for the perfect trailer, and the famous Keeper® Hook for effective weedproofing. Hook size #5/0, 1/2 oz.
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Osirisale Pike on top To those complaining it runs to the side... Only dual-blade, counter-rotating buzzbaits truly run straight! Being single-bladed, yes, it will veer one direction or another. However, pike seem to love this bait when they're feeding on top, busting bluegills, shad, frogs... Any time they're active and looking up for forage. Frog with the yellow bucktail used to be a go-to bait for me when fishing ponds or any other areas with frogs. The bait rests nose-up just like a frog, and is generally fairly weedless. Weeds can build up on the nose and get into the slot the wire runs through over a day out, but they can be removed pretty easily. Try pitching to cattails along shorelines, especially where frogs or even blackbird nests are present. Don't be afraid to cast onto far banks and "hop" it in when fish are cruising the shallows. I'd agree it's not suited to every topwater application... However, it's great in pads, slop, cattails, and even open water, so it's a pretty versatile bait. Bass and pike alike will really hammer them. The bubbling sound the blades put out is pretty subtle on a slow retrieve-- akin to a properly-fished popper. Jerking it will give a splash akin to a large prop bait. Fish it parallel to shoreline brush or even over the top of it when fish are tucked tight into cover. Just consider a leader or good braid if you're in pike water. February 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WhateversBitin Fun to Cast So I bought this when it originally came out when I was younger because it looked cool. It sat in the tackle box for a couple years. Was on vacation at a new spot and we were just looking for anything that that would bite (didnt help that mayflies just hatched). So as soon as we showed up the 2nd year, I tied this on and went straight out to cast off the pier. Within my first few casts I landed a musky and pike both just short of 30". The smallies then pounded this thing for the rest of the week. It brought em right out from under the piers. Its has a long casting distance, and is AWESOME for casting into tight spots. It's extremely durable. I bounce it off the piers and rocks on the shoreline, and over 5 years later, the same lure works great. I have never had a miss hit while using this also. When fishing it in open waters, you will want to retrieve it just fast enough to get that bubbling sound, and maybe pause here and there. Only downfall is it is not an "all the time" lure. When the fish are hitting it.... Hold on. January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joshlinkz Great Lure This lure is great for catching large bass. I used it for quite awhile before getting a good technique down. I have caught many large bass using this lure. I have found that it works best by casting it out and letting it set about 5 seconds and then retrieving it with quick short burst moving the lure about 6 to 8 inches and letting it sit still for about 3 to 6 seconds between pulls. Sometimes I will do 2 to 3 quick pulls then let it set just to mix it up a bit. All of the bass that I have caught on this lure have nailed it hard when they do strike. I have caught around a dozen or so decent bass and 1 catfish on this lure. This lure does not seem to work well on small bass though. All of the bass I have caught on this lure have been about 3 pounds or up. I have also found that This lure sometimes works better if you cast it in the same place about 2 to 3 times. I would recommend this lure to anyone and will continue to keep one in my tackle box at all times. I have used both the blue/silver color and the brim color versions. March 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by kvdfan55 do not get this this is the worst buzz bait ever do not get this stick to the original buzz bait style June 25, 2011
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A:I think back in the day it was three per pack, but I haven't bought any from here. If in doubt, grab a spare pack of Zoom double-tail grubs to make sure you won't run out. The Zoom trailers have wide tails and add a ton of action to chatter-style baits (which is what I usually use them for) and come in a real rainbow of colors. You could also grab standard double-tail grubs, but the wide body on the Zoom ones can make fish hold on longer. They withstand repeated fish nicely too.
A:I haven't ordered any from this website, but every one I have bought has three
A:Mister Twister sells replacements or go for straight-up double-tail grubs. Wide-tail ones like the Zoom ones are an awesome substitute. If you'd rather a more permanent solution, take off the stock hook, add a split ring, and put a Gamakatsu weighted swimbait hook in its place with a skirt glued to the bend.
A:Yes you may purchase additional tails from the Mr. Twister website.
A:You can get more trailers on the ZMAN website, not sure if BPS stocks them.
A:Depends on time of day, water clarity, and local forage. Panfish-laden areas, go with a firetiger or perch type color... Shad-laden areas, go silver or white... Ponds, always go with a froggy color. Night or just before dark, go with a dark color that will show up well against the darkening sky.
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A:You can never go wrong with a chartreuse or a chartreuse and white.
Details:Have found this lure very effective fishing a local lake which is heavily covered in Duckweed on top with very thick patches of moss underneath. Will easily roll through the thick cover that no other lure will while producing many strikes in the process. My hookup rate, however, is only about 10%. I once missed 3 strikes on one cast! I am giving the Bass plenty of time to take the lure before hookset but still no results. Tried a trailer hook but that tended to moss it up. Any ideas on possible ways to manipulate this lure to increase hookup percentage?
A:Like others I have tried bringing the hook through the soft plastic trailer more, and this increased hookups but at the expense of weedlessness. In one of his videos, fishing pro Keith Kavajecz replaced the single hook with a treble to increase hookups. I wonder if a double hook (such as for frogs) would work? I actually boated a northern pike that wasn't hooked, she just simply refused to let go of the lure.
A:Keep at it. This is a great lure, maybe bend the head slightly to open up the hook space between the spinner and head. I had no problem hooking up either bass or pike. I also found that the lure goes through weed beds very well. Even climbs over Lilly Pads nicely.
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A:Fishing on top of the slop and plants is really tough. I would tend to think most of the time it's the plant or scum that prevents hook-ups. I can't tell you anything you haven't done already. I use a heavy action rod with a lot of backbone which seems to increase my hookups. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you.
Details:I've been using this bait for awhile, caught a monster Northern on it a few years ago outta some really thick pads. But I soon realized my hookup rate on it was terrible. Many fish seem to miss it by up to 6 inches, and also I can never seem to get it hooked if they do hit the lure. I fish with many topwaters, frogs, etc. and don't have any problem with setting the hook on them. Do I need to modify the lure? Any help would be great, thanks guys!
A:When pike blow up on a bait, it's really dealer's choice how to handle it. Stopping it dead (since they float nose-up like a frog) can work, but other times will cause them to lose all interest. So if they pull that on you, gun it instead... Making it appear to be attempting to escape can cause a violent reaction strike.
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A:I would try to put a trailer hook on it. Or you could get a heavy fluorocarbon line and tie another treble hook about 3 or 4 inches back from the lure. I tried this with a swimbait and i hooked most of my fish on this added treble hook. Good luck.
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A:I found if i put the hook almost all the way through the rubber tail and wait a second to set the hook after a fish hits it (hard as this may be) I end up catching a lot more fish . The down side to this is you will go through a lot more rubber tails. But I would rather go through more rubber tails then miss a huge northern. Hope this helps
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