Anglers Marine 22nd Annual Bass-A-Thon brings out the Big
Dog: The Lunker Punker madness reaches a new level with the
introduction of new more affordable injection molded models. The new process not
only allows the company to make the baits more affordable but also enables them to create new patterns.
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The injection molded Lunker Punkers share the same
basic profile as the original but have a different scale pattern, and because of they
are molded versus wood carved there is now a fin on either side of the bait.
The new injection molded Lunker
Punkers are more affordable than the hand carved wooden ones and can be made
Since the bait is made out of plastic it is also hollow and
needs to be weighed down with beads to assist with casting and help generate
that famous side to side action of the original. The 6" retails for 22 dollars,
the 8" is 29 dollars, and the massive 10" model will cost 34 dollars.
Black Dog also showed new custom
In addition to the injection molded Punkers Black
Dog also had some new foil custom original Punkers on hand. These lures look
much more realistic, deliver increased flash, and come in an array of new
patterns. While the Rainbow trout and perch patterns looked very cool it was the Brown
trout pattern that really caught our attention and would look just as good in a
display case as it would on the surface of a lake.
The Brown Trout looked absolutely
Black Dog also showed us their new "Bill Cracker"
blue gill bait which is essentially a diving version of their Shell Cracker
surface wake-bait. The Bill Cracker is designed to get right into the strike
zone and can be fished slowly or burned on top of structure. Each Bill Cracker
will retail for 59 dollars and the lures are becoming available now.
The new Bill Cracker is designed
to get down to target fish in the strike zone
The new designs from Black Dog enhance the range
of addressable applications and the use of plastic versus wood helps make the
baits more affordable. A very good thing considering that anglers need to
stretch their hard earned dollars. But for those that love the original hand
carved wooden Punkers rest assured they will continue to exist alongside
the injection molded models.
Grant and Jeremy with their newest
Section: A new swimbait from a new company