Right out of the package it was good. Now I have a few Rebel products but this frog worked great. Caught a few small mouth bass with it.
September 9, 2014
I wanted to keep these a secret but then I figure why not share? There's plenty of fish for everyone. This lure is amazing, in all shades, and they are the best I have ever used. Very impressed with Rebel. I use these in a small stream/spillway, and in fall, at 7AM and 7PM, it is lights out with these, in all 4 colors. The smallmouth are insane for them, even smallmouth that are way too small to consume these are caught on them, needless to say big ones as well. You can fish this in the dark, with a slow cadence, fast cadence, walk the dog motion, anything, just plunk it in like a frog would plunk and... listen for the telltale rattle ping and swirl/roll in the water - you know you got one. Virtually constant strikes at sunup and sundown. It's incredible, and what I imagine people are talking about when they talk about the Zara Spook. Only thing I don't like is that the trees have claimed 3 or 4. It is worth it I tell ya. I can't find a Spook locally so these'll have to do for now.
October 18, 2013
Great for ponds and smaller lakes
I have tried other walk-the-dog type lures and never had much luck. I got lots of strikes, from both bass and panfish pecking at them, I've even seen bass throw themselves out of the water while taking a swipe at my spook, but neither that, nor the other two baits in my tackle box have ever managed to actually hook one. I finally decided that most of these lures are too large for the ponds and small lakes that I normally fish and that I should just stick with poppers. When I saw this lure I thought I would give it a shot because it was smaller than most walk-the-dog baits, cheap, and because most of the waters I fish are filled with frogs. Also, I've had good luck with other Rebel lures.
I got one in the bullfrog color and tried it at my nearest lake. On the first cast I caught a 3 lb bass! I caught four more bass in the 14-18 in. range in the next hour before it was too dark to fish. There were very few swipes or pecks that did not result in a hook-up. Fish attacked this lure like they wanted it, not like they wanted to know if it was real.
August 16, 2013
This is a very good lure. It cast like a bullet and has excellent top water action. I have caught bass, chain pickle, large blue gill, and cat fish on this lure.
July 2, 2013