Minnows, Dogs, Spooks, and Bugs
One of the first topwater plugs to use this design was the Rebel Jumpin' Minnow, introduced almost a decade ago. Still popular today, this lure is deadly on striped bass, snook, redfish, and many other species. More recent lures, like the Mirrolure Top Dog and the Excalibur Super Spook, are rapidly gaining a big following. The success of these lures has prompted their manufacturers to introduce smaller versions as well, such as the Mirrolure Top Dog Jr. Another new favorite is the Button Eye Minnow by Cotee, winner of a 1998 Field & Stream Best of the Best award (see the December 1998 issue).