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Get Hooked!

Overview

These bugs are designed to be fished on their own, no bait or gang trolls required. Leaders should be long, 18″ minimum – but longer is better. Tie the leader directly to the clip (snap hook) supplied with the bug, to allow the lure to vibrate and move freely, and attach the leader to the mainline via a small swivel.

Bingo Bugs require the use of weights for casting or trolling. Carry multiple sizes and adjust the amount of weight to match the speed and depth you want to fish.

Tackle Tips

 

Trolling

Make sure that you make figure eights in your boat to capitalize on featuring the incredible twitching action of this lure when you come out of the turns. We have found that the best trolling speeds are between 1.7-2.2MPH.

Other effective ways to fish these lures is on lead-core line or on a down rigger. Trolling with lead-core line allows you to fish at deeper depths than if you use monofilament or braided lines (usually used in 30 feet or more). Attach about 10-15 feet of monofilament or fluorocarbon line, with a small swivel, on one end to your lead-core line and use a small snap on the other end of the leader to attach to your Bingo Bug. You can even troll them on a down rigger when you need to get really deep.

Fly Fishing

It’s very productive with Bingo Bugs, be sure to use sinking lines and 48″ leaders. A sink-tip fly line is used in rivers, the line is mended after the cast and the bug is ‘swung’ across the current. When you’re reeling this lure in, whether you’re fly fishing or casting, be sure to twitch it and slowly retrieve it to get more action.

Ice Fishing

Not only can the Bingo Bug be fished with traditional trolling, casting and fly-fishing methods, it can also be fished vertically through the ice. An effective way to ice fish with the Bingo Bug is very similar to the way one would ice fish with a fly… Micro Leeches, Woolly Buggers, etc. When small lakes are iced over, even predatory fish tend to migrate to shallower water and feast on insects in the fertile weed beds near shore. This being the case, the Bingo Bug is a prime candidate for shallow-water ice fishing when the bite is slow. You can either use a small snap swivel, or tie your line directly to the Bingo Bug, and place a small split-shot weight about 18 inches above the lure. In a shallow portion of the lake, say 5-10 feet deep, there are two good options for lure placement: either sitting on top of the mud below the weeds, or hovering 3 inches or so above the weeds. Either way, disrupting the bed of the lake is important. In these smaller lakes, bigger Brook Trout and Rainbow trout are often at the top of the food chain and movement at the bottom of the lake means only one thing: food. If you choose to rest your lure on the bottom of the lake, slowly lift your rod tip 12 inches or so, and then let the lure fall back into the weeds. If your lure is suspended slightly above the lake bed, drop your rod tip first to disrupt the dirt and then use the same slow-lift-and-fall method. Remember, everything under the ice moves very slowly so don’t feel the need to quickly and sporadically jig the Bingo Bugs.

Drop an F-Bomb!

Overview

The new F-Bomb floating lure is designed to impress – whether it’s twitched top water as a surface bait, retrieved as a shallow runner, weighted with a split shot for medium depths or bottom walked off a three – way swivel or bottom bouncer – this wounded minnow action compels fish to bite, even when they’re not hungry, including Trout, Lakers, Bass and Walleye!

Tackle Tips

 

Casting
Tie directly to your main line and cast it – it’s that simple! Try twitching top water as a surface bait, retrieving as a shallow runner, weighting it with a split shot for medium depths or bottom walking off a three-way swivel or bottom bouncer. Play around with your retrieve and don’t be afraid to jerk the bait. In rivers, cast across the stream and allow the lure to swing across the current and vary your retrieval.
Trolling
Tie directly to your main line and let out enough line to get to your desired depth. Just tie one on and enjoy. Use of a downrigger or bottom walker is an option.
General

Black, due to its contrast, is the most visible colour to fish under most conditions and is the best colour in dark waters. Use darker colors like black, blue and violet under low light or when fishing deep because fish can see them better. Use fluorescent colors like green or chartreuse in greenish waters or deep waters. In clear water, when fishing on the surface, the reds and the oranges often are best. Chartreuse & white or red & white produce the most contrast and are the best combinations under virtually any light.

Feel the power!

Overview

The new Fusion EXTREME is a castable fishing lure with a vibrant darting action that triggers a reaction strike from predatory fish. Using Lucky Bug’s exclusive Trimaxx Technology, this lure combines detailed body graphics with the random movements and erratic vibrations you have come to expect from Lucky Bug.

Tackle Tips

 

Trolling

Run it on a downrigger, on lead core line or simply troll it with weights. With or without a flasher, just tie one on and enjoy.

Casting

Tie directly to your main line and cast it – it’s that simple! If you want to get it out a little farther, then tie a long leader directly to the split ring provided with a swivel connecting to the main line, use as much weight as necessary above the swivel, and you’re all set to cast.

Colours

Black, due to its contrast, is the most visible colour to fish under most conditions and is the best colour in dark waters. Use darker colors like black, blue and violet under low light or when fishing deep because fish can see them better. Use fluorescent colors like green or chartreuse in greenish waters or deep waters. In clear water, when fishing on the surface, the reds and the oranges often are best. Chartreuse & white or red & white produce the most contrast and are the best combinations under virtually any light.

Get Lucky!

Overview

This newly designed plug features our exclusive front-end geometry, which unleashes the power of the plug. We have combined extra-large 3D eyes, a super strong American-made center-line bead chain on the large and extra large sizes, and ultra-bright finishes in this plug design to allow you to maximize your efforts!

Cast in BPA-free plastic, the Lucky Plug will take a lot of abuse, and keep on fishing!

Feel the erratic darting action as you put this lure through its paces. The new Lucky Plug allows you to achieve actions that have previously been difficult.

Tackle Tips

 

Trolling

Run it on a downrigger, on lead core line or simply troll it with weights. With or without a flasher, just tie one on and enjoy. Give your lure at least 25′ distance from your weight. It’s best to troll in a random pattern and to avoid straight lines for extended periods of time. These plugs are designed to be trolled at a variety of speeds, but it is best to start with a slower speed, and then vary it between faster and slower. This will make the vibrations feel more erratic.

Casting

Tie directly to your main line and cast it – it’s that simple! If you want to get it out a little farther, then tie a long leader directly to the split ring provided with a swivel connecting to the main line, use as much weight as necessary above swivel, and you’re all set to cast.

General

Always keep your hooks sharp and rinse off the entire lure with fresh water after using it in saltwater.

Colours

Black, due to its contrast, is the most visible colour to fish under most conditions and is the best colour in dark waters. Use darker colors like black, blue and violet under low light or when fishing deep because fish can see them better. Use fluorescent colors like green or chartreuse in greenish waters or deep waters. In clear water, when fishing on the surface, the reds and the oranges often are best. Chartreuse & white or red & white produce the most contrast and are the best combinations under virtually any light.

It’s a Blast!

Overview

The incredibly realistic Pike Bomb lure, with 7 articulating sections, features a weighted swivel head and produces an incredibly life – like action underwater. Whether you are casting or trolling, this swimbait will blow your mind with it’s amazing underwater action. It drives all predatory fish wild including Pike, Bass, Walleye, Lakers and Musky!

Tackle Tips

 

Trolling

Tie directly to your main line and let out enough line to get to your desired depth. Use of a downrigger or bottom walker is an option.

Casting

Tie directly to your main line and cast it – it’s that simple! For added action, try putting some scent on the fabric core – fish simply won’t be able to resist!
For added action, try putting some gel or liquid scent as it readily soaks in to the connecting fabric core! Fish simply won’t be able to resist.

General
Black, due to its contrast is the most visible colour to fish under most conditions and is the best colour in dark waters. Use darker colors like black, blue and violet under low light or when fishing deep because fish can see them better. Use fluorescent colors like green or chartreuse in greenish waters or deep waters. In clear water, when fishing on the surface, the reds and the oranges often are best. Chartreuse & white or red & white produce the most contrast and are the best combinations under virtually any light.

Fish be warned!

Overview

The Zombies Maxx’s are slow sinking and they will run at the depth that you set them for, depending if you weight the line, or run them straight.

How To Rig Up a Zombie Maxx on a Downrigger with a Flasher

Tackle Tips

 

Casting

Tie directly to your line, and cast it – it’s that simple! Play around with your retrieve and don’t be afraid to jerk the bait, varying your depth with your retrieval speed. If you pause on your retrieve, your Zombie Maxx will actually turn and sink/swim away from you!

They aren’t designed specifically to ‘dig’ to a certain depth. If you use thin diameter line, cast really far, hold your rod tip low and start retrieving as soon as the lure hits the water, then the 5″ Zombie will run about 2′ to 3′ deep. Our Zombies do sink, if a little slowly. If you use the above suggestion, but wait a bit afer the lure hits the water (suggest using the ‘count down’ method) the Zombies will run a little deeper.

Rivers

Cast across the stream, and allow the lure to swing across the current. Then a nice, steady retrieve.

Trolling

Tie directly to your line, and let out enough line to get to your desired depth. Use of a downrigger or bottom walker is always an option.

Jigging

Tie directly to your leader, and let out enough line to get to your desired depth. Raise and lower your rod tip to generate the action.

The 3″ doesn’t have as much action as the 5″ and 7″ do right out of the package, as the joining fabric is a bit stiffer, this should loosen up as it is used or you can loosen it yourself by hand by simply bending the lure at all of the joints back and forth a few times.

Try using an erratic retrieval, with periodical pauses, as this technique works best. Once you find your groove with this lure, it’s a real blast! Also, you can try adding some gel or liquid scent, as it readily soaks in to the connecting fabric.

Here is the suggested set-up for a single hook on the Zombie Maxx.
We suggest removing the supplied treble hooks and adding a barrel swivel onto the split ring to the front pin of the Zombie and then adding a single 7/O Siwash hook for the 7″ Zombie, a 5/O Siwash hook for the 5″ Zombie and a 1/O Siwash hook for the 3″ Zombie (use the brand of your choice), to the other end of the swivel.

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